Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential election, is still the strongest candidate to win the race, according to Tari Oliver, a former presidential aspirant of the PDP.
While speaking to the media in Abuja, immediately after emerging from a meeting of former PDP presidential candidates with Atiku, Tari Oliver asserted that Atiku was superior to the other presidential contenders. She claimed that Atiku had the necessary expertise, national and international contacts, and had changed many lives via his numerous charitable endeavors.
She revealed that Atiku is aware of how to take calculated steps and take action to produce significant ripple effects that can positively affect the growth of an economy and greatly improve the standard of living for the populace.
Tari Oliver recalled that Atiku managed the telecoms industry revolution as vice president, which led to socio-economic expansion and development of Nigeria as well as a flourishing careers among young people. She also said that during his time serving as vice president under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, Nigeria’s economy became very attractive to many Nigerians in the diaspora, and this compelled them to return home in anticipation of the country’s growing economy.
Regarding the creation of jobs, Tari Oliver stated that Atiku has removed many young people who were without work from the streets, highlighting the fact that in his native state of Adamawa, he produced over 50,000 direct jobs and 250,000 indirect ones. “Atiku put together what is likely the strongest economic team Nigeria has ever had as vice president. It was made up of young, accomplished professionals who worked after returning home. Some of these experts are now governors, political leaders, and global leaders in their own right.
The PDP Chieftain revealed that “out of all the presidential candidates, he is the only one with Presidential campaign experience” and that “there is no basis for comparing Atiku with other presidential candidates.” She added that the majority of the other candidates are running for the presidency for the first time.
“Atiku had a track record of hiring up-and-coming individuals into positions of responsibility. Many of the businesspeople and clergymen that Atiku hired were in their 30s and early 40s. Some of those young leaders went on to head their states as governors,’ Tari Oliver said.
Without a doubt, she said, if, given the chance to lead Nigeria as president in 2023, Atiku would put his prior experience in leadership to work and rescue Nigerians from their current hardship and socio-economic degeneration.