On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Director General of Atikulated Agenda, Chief Emeka Kalu in company of Director General, ADLI, Hon Dominic Okechukwu Nwuzor visited the national headquarters of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign organization where they met with the spokesperson, Segun Showunmi.
In the course of discussions, Mr Showumi presented the dossier for the presidency of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, where he argued that ‘no other person in the world is as qualified as Atiku to lead Nigeria at this point in time’.
JUNGLE JOURNALIST NEWS CORPORATION exclusively brings you his presentation. Excerpts:
Atiku has created 200, 000 indirect, 60, 000 direct jobs
God has prepared him to unite us because all of us can be part of him. I also heard you speak loudly about jobs. The truth of the matter is that Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb waiting to explode. You cannot tell people to go to school, you cannot tell them that being graduates will get them employed, and then you are churning graduates out year in year out, and they are not able to get jobs.
It’s only a matter of time before everything blows up in our fees. Therefore you need somebody who understands what it takes to create jobs at the head of affairs to be able to create a system and policies and negotiations arrangements with international companies , the local public, create the enabling environment that can create jobs.
It is only a man who knows what an investor is looking for that can easily understand the language that the investors are speaking as president. Someone who has created our 6o thousand direct paying job of his own, and about 200, 000 indirect jobs on his now thats are running daily as a private man understands the problems and challenges that investors face.
Capital does not flow where there is no freedom
Someone who does or hasn’t done that more than likely, may even be at a policy opposite to what the investors want, because the more you throw your body out there as a president, the more you hem in all of the people that are able to create investment. The more you act as if you want to run a rigid and parochial system, the more you create fear in the investment climate, and one of the things I know about capital; is that capital does not flow when there is no freedom.
It is only where there is a lot of freedom that people can have an opportunity to express themselves, to try their creativity out and not be feeling like, if I do this I will get into trouble, you cannot have a system that shakes the whole nation and you attract investment. You cannot apply the laws in a manner that people are not sure of justice and you will expect that you will attract investment.
As Customs expert, Atiku’s inherent skill is what’s needed to manage our porous borders
The narrative around the country cannot be that everyday people can just sleep in one village and people will just go and kill them for no just cause, and they will continually do this for three years and no consequence, nobody is arrested, no strong statement from the villa, no marching order that can show that if they catch you doing this you will not be able to attract investors.
Atiku understands all these.
In terms of the management of our borders, which is one of the major challenges wee are having now, people just coming in and out, remember that Atiku is a customs expert who have managed the northern borders. That means that he has an inherent skill and knowledge of what obtains at the borders, and it is those kinds of skills that he needs to bring to bear in a consensus arrangement to get us out of this quagmire.
Atiku’s restructuring agenda will give different ethnic groups a chance to decide what they want with Nigeria
Remember also that Atiku Abubakar is a democrat. Some of these things that the present occupiers of the office are struggling with, they really have not made enough room to sit down with the leaders of that area to figure out how do we solve this problem?
Sometimes the over-militarization of the problem cannot be the solution, because you don’t have enough arms and men to be able to micro police and micro secure every area.
When you are securing this, they are attacking this. That’s a difficult situation. You need a completely different mindset, and the basic foundation for you to be able to make sure that the country will be seing themselves as Nigerians again is the restructuring arrangement that Atiku Abubakar has been screaming about for the past couple of years. No individual has been consistently talking about the need to look at the structure we are running to unleash the potentials we have in every section more than Atiku.
Nigeria out in the 4th Industrial revolution due to bad governance
So, the time is so ripe, Nigeria cannot even afford toy continue the way we are doing. The fourth industrial revolution is a very unforgiving revolution. Everybody who has caught up to that revolution, you can see transformational leaps in their development. Even in Africa, you can see Kenya, you can see Rwanda, if you turn to the Middle East, you can see Dubai, you can see Abu Dhabi, you can even see Saudi Arabia truing to reform and recreate the new leisure for its people. Where is Nigeria?
So, you can’t be sitting on 200 million or 180 million Nigerians with a mean average age of 17, 18, which means that you can double your population in the next five years or 10 maximum. If you can double your population, you have to rethink the vision with which have to be participating under the global economy, and the kind of leader that will be able to do that for you is a thinking leader, a researching leader, a leader that is not afraid of brilliant arguments, a leader that populates his table with people that can bring good ideas there, a leaders that continually interrogates the issue, a leader that can connect and empathize with everybody wherever they are and whatever is going on with the. That is a leader that has a vision, a has a new feat of stamina for the race. Now we have seen via Atiku Abubakar’s life in public service that God has prepared him for this time. It is true that he had wanted to be president before now, and the Lord had not allowed it, perhaps because God already knew that there is someone coming in the future of Nigeria that will need the totality of the skills that Atiku has.
Atiku, most prepared human being to get Nigeria out of present quagmire
Therefore, Atiku is the most prepared human being, most prepared human being, I repeat myself, to get us out of this trouble. 2019 is not an election really. 2019 is a referendum around, whether we want to continue this way and run this race that the whole country will even collapse on our head, or we are going to figure out and create as new way to bring people back to the table, get them all together, build consensus, make decisions about what kind of country we want to run, and ensure that we put a leader there that can stand toe-to-toe with any leader in the world and tell them, this is the time for Africa, this is the time for Nigeria, these area the term,s by which Nigeria will operate, and this is where Nigeria is going in the future.
The only person that I know that can do it is Waziri Atiku Abubakar. More than that, Nigeria because of its leadership management errors of the past is such that the younger people are so ready to take over the leadership bout they have not been prepared, they have not been mentored, succession has not been planned, and the only leader of them all that have demonstrated consistently over the years, that will like to bring young people on board, likes to bringing clever people on board, likes to give them opportunity to learn is Atiku Abubakar.
If you have Nasir el Rufai today you must thank Atiku for it, if you have Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today, you must thank Atiku for it, if you have Ribadu today, you must thank Atiku for it. These were young people that he tried to bring on board. If you hear Bukola Saraki today, you must thank Atiku for it. So Atiku has always been a leads who understand that succession must be planned, but unfortunately, unless you give him the opportunity to sit down there to rescue the country, to recreate the vision under his supervision, to unleash the vision and let the inheritors of the vision come and take it over to the next level, Nigeria is doomed.
So, thank you very much for coming, Atikulated Agenda is well known, and we have seen your brand, I want to continue to encourage you to put your support there, the work is in two phases, there is no decent Nigerian who will want to go for Buhari so leave him out of it, the first phase is to be able to convince the PDP delegates that this is not the time for bickering, it’s the time to quickly narrow down and look at all the candidates that can get the job done, a man who can stand even when he is at risk, to stand against entrenched interests.
If you cannot be known in the smallest village in the South West, or in the South East, your name does not even have a meaning to the people in the North, everybody in Nigeria knows the name Atiku, and they know him as someone who is a sure leader, a good man, a family man, a unifier of the people, and who is a very disciplined and astute player in the political race with a lot of intelligence to be able to carry us along.