..Vows to work together realized dream
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The Diaspora Support (TDS),
an international lobby group and nongovernmental organization established with the objective of promoting national unity, peace, development and credible leadership across the world, wants Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike, to become the vice presidential candidate to Atiku Abubakar who emerged the presidential flag bearer of the people’s Democratic party (PDP).
TDS, in a statement signed by its convener, Hon Yunana Shibkau and two others and made available to journalists in Kaduna on Monday, called on stakeholders of the PDP to consult widely and support the emergence of Barr. Wike in a joint ticket with Atiku.
“We shall continue to work with all stakeholders to help Nyesom Wike realized the vice-presidential slot so as to work for the development of Nigeria”, it stated.
The group added that “Unfolding events in the nation, particularly on the political scene regarding the forthcoming People Democratic Party primaries and the implications of its conduct to the security and socioeconomic situations in Nigeria today, prompted our responses and the inputs to ensure the best for the peace, progress and prosperity of Nigeria.
“Our organization, The Diaspora Support TDS, is an international lobby group and nongovernmental organization, established with the objective of promoting national unity, peace, development and credible leadership across the world.
“We operate with secretariat at the United Kingdom and other liaison across the world. While we have other nationals, the majority of the group is of Nigeria origin and thus has focal representatives in Nigeria”, it added.
According to TDS, “In bid to fulfill the objectives and goals of our organization, we have several credible local and international organizations, which we work or collaborate with and such collaborations have been very rewarding and fruitful.
“The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party has conducted their presidential primaries in Abuja; with His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar emerging as the presidential flag bearer of the party.
“This, no doubt is a step toward addressing the series of challenges that threatens the very existence of the nation to its foundation. the present precarious state of the nation calls for a tough measure to address it and make life more meaningful to the entire citizen.
“Much as Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has emerged as the flagbearer, it thus behooves on all the party stakeholders to put head together and work for the emergence of His Excellency, Bar Ezebunwo Wike with the Vice-President ticket to compliment the renewed journey of taking Nigeria to the land of promise.
“Our national politic must evolve to the point of getting and doing the best for Nigeria. We must work to elect capable leaders, who can make a difference in leadership delivery for the betterment of the people.
“We congratulate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and hereby pledged to work with and compliment his administration in the critical areas of security, development and the unity of Nigerians when elected President in 2023.
“The presidential primaries has come and gone, not without the bad blood and acrimonious ethnic tendencies it has generated.
“To mismanage this victory through wrong choice of Vice president is to signaled the death knell for PDP and gIve the ruling party an undue leverage to coast to victory again.
“We appealed to all PDP members to come together in the interest of the party and Nigerians who have placed their hopes of restoration and renewal on the PDP.”, TDS stated.