The joint posters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and erstwhile CBN Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo in Abuja has generated a lot of controversy among some members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Soludo is seen as the favourite of APGA to clinch its ticket ahead of the November elections.
The posters which appeared in two different designs with both Atiku and Soludo, dressed in corporate and traditional attires, claim that only the alliance could rescue Nigeria from the brink of total collapse.
A member of the APGA, Ben Okafor, who introduced himself as an APGA ambassador, said “I pray this is not true otherwise, such alliance would obviously send APGA to extinction, a move to send APGA into extinction.
President of APGA Ambassador’s, Okeke Kenneth, said, “Soludo should have joined PDP and contested for the Governorship of Anambra if he thinks he is popular. Why use APGA popularity in Anambra State to go and join PDP Presidential ticket?
When contacted, Media Adviser to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Paul Ibe said, “Soludo is of APGA, Atiku is of PDP. It doesn’t add up. We don’t where this is coming from.
Wherever it is coming from it is surely for mischief. This is not a preoccupation of Atiku now. Atiku like all men/women of goodwill is preoccupied with helping to provide solutions to the nagging issues of insecurity ravaging the country and economic malaise marked by joblessness and poverty. Those are his preoccupation.”
Atiku has been trying to become the nation’s President since 1993 when he contested and lost the primaries of the defunct Social Democratic Party to the presumed winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential Elections, Chief M.K.O Abiola. He was earlier disqualified from becoming the Governor of Adamawa State alongside Late Bala Takaya.
Soludo has been trying to become the Governor of Anambra since 2014 and this will be his third attempt at it.