The Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organisation has said it is focused on campaigns for the 2023 presidential elections.
The spokesperson of the campaign organisation, Daniel Bwala, stated this in a statement on Wednesday night.
Bwala said the campaign had moved on and would not be distracted.
“Our attention has been drawn to a press statement by Chief Chinemerem Madu, a NEC member of our dear party of an alleged plan by some persons both within and outside the party to conduct press conference or issue a press release, calling for the removal or resignation of the National Chairman of our great party.
“Whatever the plans are, they are intended in the statement of Chief Chinemerem to create a distraction from the collective efforts by the party and its members to execute a rescue Nigeria project. Our campaign council members were inaugurated today during the launching of a book about our flag bearer, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar. For all intent and purposes we are set to commence our campaigns from today, hence the alleged plan to destabilize the efforts.
“The kick off drew large support and participation of our members as well as willing Nigerians with renewed resolve to work towards delivering on our mandate. Make no mistake, as a party we have moved on to what is ahead of us and refused to be distracted by any unnecessary distraction or drama. We call on our members to be aware of what lies ahead of us, the energy and enthusiasm it requires to execute with passion and precision the project that lies ahead. The promise of our ticket to the Nigerian people is quite clear and is designed to lead this country out of the doldrums.
“Our members at all levels are called upon to embark on community mobilisation and engage various groups as we look to win the undecided voters. The stakes are high, there is no sitting on the fence. As Nigerians go to the polls they would decide on their choices along the lines of superior promise on security, education, infrastructure, unity, economy etc.. Pundits, experts are of the opinion that our candidate presents the best alternative for Nigeria. Our economic blueprint is adjudged as the best by experts and professionals. We are committed to this onerous task, God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria and grant us a successful campaign,” the statement read.
APC would be remembered for putting knife between things that held us together- Atiku
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will be remembered for “failing” to maintain Nigeria’s unity.
Abubakar stated this on Wednesday in a 10-minute Facebook broadcast to herald the commencement of his nationwide presidential campaign.
He said under APC’s leadership, the country has witnessed an “all-time” low in economic and political standards.
“My fellow compatriots, you and I will agree, like a vast majority of Nigerians, that our country has dipped below all known standards in social, economic, and political benchmarks.
“Our experience of the past seven years plus under the government of the APC administration has made us doubt our strength as a people.
“In fact, it is safe to say that the greatest thing the APC government will be remembered for is how it failed to maintain the integrity of our unity, and how it has put a knife between things that, hitherto, held us together,” he said.
Atiku noted that if voted during the 2023 presidential election, he and his team will focus on restructuring, improving the economy, boosting the power sector, and generally “rebuilding” the country.
“On these covenants, I have thrown my hat into the ring to rebuild Nigeria from May 29, 2023.
“Trust me and my formidable team in the PDP. We shall place Nigeria first and with all our compatriots and strategic partners throughout the world, together as one, we would and we shall succeed,” he added.