Atiku is clearly a better alternative to Buhari – Gbenga Daniel

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The Director General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has said President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve a second term because he has failed to deliver on his promises to Nigerians.

Daniel spoke while appearing on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics where he argued that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a better alternative to Buhari.

He also said unlike Buhari, whom he said is perceived to be a fundamentalist, Atiku is liberal and is open to all Nigerians.

“In Atiku Abubakar, we clearly have a better person, we clearly have someone who has better exposure to all the facets of this country.”

Daniel also debunked the corruption charges against Atiku as mere hearsay and insisted that his tenure as Nigeria’s vice president between 1999-2003 was probably the best in the present republic.

”The Obasanjo regime with which Atiku served, all things being considered, is still the best. I can count all of their achievements. The achieved what they had to achieve without having much money…the privatization, the revolution in the communication sector. And don’t forget, the prime mover of that regime, between 1999-2003 was Atiku.”

He also stated that Buhari had urged Nigerians to elect another president were he to fail on his promises.

He said, “Nigeria is not working and I want to start by quoting what the current president said in one of his tweets, specifically, I think this was sometime in March 2015 just before the election, he promised Nigerians Jobs, he said he was going to create additional jobs and he said and I quote, If I do not fulfil my promises, you have the power to decide who leads you and how they lead you.

On the question of Atiku’s inability to go the United States, Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate had told him that his priority is to face and solve the problems of Nigeria rather than traveling around the world.

Daniel had previously said his principal had received signals from the US embassy to come and pick a visa to the country after years of denying the erstwhile Vice President access into the country.

He said, “Let me tell you, a number of people don’t know this man (Atiku).

“He told me clearly ‘OGD (as Daniel is usually referred to), go and get the visa but I am not going anywhere. I want to face the problems of this country. I want to solve the problem of Nigeria. When I finish what I want to do, if you think I have to travel, I will travel.’

“There are a lot of people who have become Presidents without going to America. But as soon as they became presidents, the other side {America) started inviting them,” he said.

Watch the interview below;



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