6th October, 2010
The Presidential campaign organisations of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Gov. Bukola Saraki have stormed Yobe as part of efforts to claim the presidential seat.
Addressing journalists in Damaturu, Coordinator of Turaki Vanguard, Malam Hassan Gimba, said â€œ former Vice President Abubakar has an unprecedented record of experience among all the aspirantsâ€.
Gimba said: â€œThere is no single aspirant in PDP with the kind of experience and sacrifice Atiku has made for democracyâ€™â€™.
The coordinator noted that â€œAtiku Abubakar was the most investigated vice president in the world but emerged clean. This shows his transparency and commitment to service.â€™â€™
He said that the country had wasted so much resources owing to bad leadership and could not afford to gamble more â€œwe should put our trust in experienced handsâ€.
Similarly, Alhaji Mohammadu Saraki, the state Coordinator of the Bukola Presidential Organisation, described the aspirant as â€œtransparently cleanâ€ for the office of the president.
â€œWe have decided to support him because of his dedication to development and prudent usage of resources to improve the quality of lives of the people.
â€œHe is a youth full of energy willing to serve the country for the collective betterment of the people,â€ Saraki added.
The coordinator said the campaign train had visited the 17 local government areas in the state engaging opinion leaders and youths in dialogue on the potential of Bukola Saraki.
â€œWe are satisfied with the support and assurances from the people who expressed hope of fulfillment in Bukola Saraki due to his experience and achievements as Kwara governor,â€ he stressed.