Atiku 100%, a political support group canvassing for the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has promised to deliver Two Million Five Hundred Thousand (2,500,000) Votes for him across the federation during the 2023 presidential election scheduled to hold on February 25,2023.
Mr. Musa Mantu, the National Leader of Atiku 100% made the disclosure at a one-day National Youth Conference Organized by the group on Wednesday in Abuja.
The retreat with the theme: “Grassroots Mobilization OF Two Million Five Hundred Thousand (2,500,000) Votes For His Excellency Atiku Abubakar”, had in attendance youth leaders drawn from across the 36 states of the Federation.
Mantu emphasized that the Nigeria youths under the auspices of the group were determined to deliver massive votes for Atiku across the 6 geo- political zones of the federation.
According to him, “Atiku Abubakar will not only bring stability and prosperity but will also bring sustainable growth so we can usher in the fabrication of a new generation of political, business and economic leaders, manufacturing opportunities, build new enterprises, provide social Infrastructures, mentor new entrepreneurs and strengthen the small and medium scale enterprises which is the bedrock of any serious and successful country.
“These are some of the key factors and reasons why ATIKU and Okowa need to be voted into power NOW.
“It is too late to fail, the success of Nigerians is nonnegotiable, the Nigerian Dream must be realized, whether is a kid from Zamfara, Anambra or a kid from Oyo, that kid has a right to a decent life and an opportunity to actualize his or her dreams.
“We have suffered way too much, this issue of Japa is way too popular at the moment, the exportation and exploitation of our vibrant professionals and talents abroad is killing us softly, be it doctors, engineers, skilled and unskilled laborers, journalists, educators Enough is Enough.
“We do not have any other country that we can call our own, the social deprivation, the economic starvation, the insecurity and lack of unity Haba, enough is enough.
“This is a clarion call to the all the youths, the largest voting constituency in Nigeria today and the good People of Nigeria to vote for ATIKU ABUBAKAR GCON as President to recover Nigeria, the only Unifier, the rescuer, the liberator, the nationalist and the most detribalized and most experienced candidate who knows the way, can relate and can enter all 36 states, 774 LGA’s, over 9,400 wards, 177,000 polling units in this country and he will be accepted, largely acknowledged and probably has touched a life or two there regardless of tribe, religion, creed or ethnicity.
“The mantra for an effective and inclusive government led by H.E ATIKU and Governor IFEANYI Okowa will be decided on Saturday 25th February”, he stressed.
Mantu further stated that:” “Before the emancipation back into Democratic Dispensation in 1999, A lot of young people were yet unborn or did not know the struggle, lives lost and sacrifices some of us made to bring about this democracy we are enjoying today.
“The 1999 elections that gave birth to an uninterrupted peaceful Transition from democracy to democracy is one thing we cannot afford to toy with today with Nigeria taking the lead as the longest-serving democracy in African History.
“Recall that it was During the time of OBASANJO AND ATIKU who today are classified as heroes of democracy among others that ratified, secured and cemented uninterrupted Democracy, rule of law and put an end to military rule in Nigeria after so many years.
“From 1999 to 2007. His Excellency ATIKU ABUBAKAR was constitutionally saddled with the responsibility of Heading the Economy by virtue of his office as the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It was then that the Restoration of Economic Hope and Prosperity began, The Banking Revolution that gave the Nigerian Financial system international ratings and credibility occurred, The Digital Revolution which brought about seamless transition from analog to digital networks, mobile phones and devices as well as the subsequent introduction and accessibility to Internet connectivity in Nigeria.
“Similarly, It was during his time that EFCC, ICPC and other anti graft and corruption agencies were established and entrenched into the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Furthermore, during his time in office, the National Stadium you see today in Abuja was built, this initiative put Nigeria on the global map by hosting multiple international sporting activities, tournaments and games thereby creating unity and oneness through sports.”
“I cannot stand here and list all the achievements of his Government so this is just to mention a few however, among all these strides, let us not forget that ATIKU was also a very successful businessman, an entrepreneur per excellence who actually was one of the highest employers of laborers in not only Nigeria but in Africa at one time with over 8,000 workers competing with likes of even Alhaji Aliko Dangote who is the Richest and Wealthiest Man in Africa today.
“This demonstrates what a good team player and friend of the corporate private sector he is.
“A man who understands the meaning of tax breaks and incentives that will give advantage to businesses, open and create the conducive environment for local and foreign direct investments to stream into the economy, thereby boosting Nigerian Business portfolios internationally, which will then create massive wealth, jobs and employment for millions of Nigerians.
He further stated that:”The growth and development that Nigeria Needs at this time cannot be over emphasized, Nigeria must take its rightful place among the committee of nations globally and cement its position as the most powerful black nation in the world, we are the land of milk and honey, we are blessed with human and natural resources, beautiful land and people and the most diverse culture in Africa hence we have no business whatsoever with poverty and hunger.
“ATIKU 100% support group is one of the largest and biggest support group today in the Political architecture of Nigeria.
In 2017 a group of Patriotic men and women, who believe in this nation, nationally and internationally, cutting across all walks of life saw the vision of a better Nigeria, we came together organized ourselves and established the ATIKU 100% Movement.
“Please and please lets not mortgage our future into the wrong hands, as we go, we want all zonal and state youth leaders to take the message to the Local Governments youth leaders and the LGA youth leaders to preach the gospel of ATIKU to the various wards and ward youth leaders to take the message of 15 voters per polling unit on Election Day so we can deliver 2,700,000 confirmed votes for our incoming President Gods willing come Monday February 27th 2023.
“We must shun any form of violence or abuse on electionday, cast our votes orderly and remain peaceful”, he urged.
Earlier in his remarks, Mr Kazeem Tanimum, Initiator of Atiku 100% and co-convener conference, said the 2023 general elections was a historic opportunity for Nigeria to get it right in its quest for good leadership, especially at the central.
He therefore urged Nigerian youths to shun electoral violence and any vice that could truncate the process, while urging INEC to put the interest of Nigeria first, and ensure free, fair and credible polls.
“This election is an opportunity for Nigeria to get it right in good leadership and we must not miss it, so I urge Nigerian youths to come out to cast thier votes for Atiku Abubakar on saturday for us to begin the journey to a new Nigeria of our dream.,”he said.
Also speaking, the women leader, Atiku 100%, Hon. Sharon Ele Asebe, National Spokesperson said , women and ladies are all ready to vote for the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar because he always involve them in his programme.