Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s perceived presidential bid has received a massive boost from a South-East political pressure group, the Turaki East Alliance (TEA), which urged Nigerians to support his emergence as Nigeria’s next president in 2015.
The group said an Atiku presidency is the panacea to the leadership challenges confronting the nation.
The group noted that its endorsement of the former vice president was based on his contributions to the promotion of unity and religious tolerance in the country.
“He has proved to be a detribalised Nigerian who could be trusted to carry whole country along”, TEA said.
The group’s National Coordinator, Comrade Peter Akubuo said TEA’s endorsement of Atiku was informed by the need to draft a progressive democrat into the presidential race to salvage Nigeria’s democracy.