Group to Ezekwesili: ‘Don’t Be Rude to Atiku’
A group of legal advocates and other professionals who back the PDP presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, for a better Nigeria in 2019, has warned former Education Minister and Bring Back Our Girls social-activist-turned-
The group, Atiku for Better Nigeria, in a statement released in Abuja at the weekend signed by its National Coordinator Barrister (Mrs) Benita Israel-Dike, condemned Ezekwesili, a presidential contestant who was a minister in PDP government, for attacking both the People’s Democratic Party and its candidate, as lacking in knowledge economy and playing politics of deceit.
“Oby should learn not to be rude to Atiku or bite the fingers that fed her. For her to say that PDP and Atiku lack knowledge in economy and into 419 politics, is self-indicting. That means her period as Minister of Education and Solid Minerals added no value to the party that appointed her and Nigeria as a whole. That also mean her immense credential amount to nought and has nothing new to offer. After all, a river is as good as its source; for whatever is built on void is void” Mrs. Israel-Dike stated, adding that:
“By throwing her hat into the political ring, the BBOG boss has diluted her fame and goodwill with the ordinary Nigerian, and friends of Nigeria, who may now want to see her previous efforts at seeking the return of abducted school girls by Boko Haram insurgents, as a mere ruse, smokescreen and cheap opportunity to feather her own political nest. She must learn the ropes to avoid the abyss slope.
“Whereas it is her constitutional right as an eligible Nigerian to contest election, yet she should understand politics as a game of persuasion and lobbying rather than pressure group tactics of brickbatting and foul language. She can politicize without being rude and judgemental,” Barrister Benita advised.
Earlier in the week, the leader of Atiku for Better Nigeria and scores of her branded colleagues paid a courtesy call on the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, in Wuse 2 Abuja, where they were warmly received by the Deputy Director for Contact and Mobilisation, Honourable Oladimeji Fabiyi, who appreciated the concerned legal minds and other professionals, and reminded them of Atiku’s desire to get Nigeria working again, through concrete plans to unite, secure and restructure the country, create jobs and wealth for all and take Nigerians out of the current poverty, squalor and penurious situation.