Former acting Governor of Kogi State, Chief Clarence Olafemi, has stated that no cabal can hijack Abubakar Atiku if he becomes the President of Nigeria.
The former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly made this known on Monday while speaking with newsmen on the outcome of the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which took place in Port Harcourt.
He stated that Atiku is an independent person who cannot be coerced against the interest of the nation.
Olafemi, who is also a member of Atiku Campaign Organisation for Kogi State, added that the victory of Atiku at the primaries will definitely “change the change” stressing that the nation’s economy that have nosedived in the last three years will be revived if Atiku is elected.
“The people need to change President Buhari, the politicians have established that. Before Buhari becomes President, a dollar was less than N250 but today it is above N350 which has pushed the country into poverty level.
“The economy is bad and nosedived. We fought for change in 2014, believing that Buhari’s government will perform and liberate the people from the shackles of poverty but the situation became worse under his administration.
“Infrastructures like road have become death traps particularly Okene-Lokoja road which serve as a gate way between the North, West and the East,” he said.
Olafemi stressed that the issue of insecurity in the country is worsening everyday as people could no longer trust the current government due to the insecurity that is consuming some parts of the country.
“There is need to change Buhari, and it is the desire of the people for change that made Atiku to win the PDP presidential primary election because as a successful businessman, he will be able to turn around the economy of the country just the way America President is turning around the fortune of Americans.
“We must create a Nigeria where people can work and do business in any part of the country. Abubakar Atiku is the man who can do it because he is a detribalised man.
“Our leaders are not patriotic. The current government should come out and tell people what happened to dollar and naira. The Nigeria government does not have what it takes to address the economy,” he stated.