Atiku offers Nigerians hope in New Year message

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to rally behind him to forge a new era of hope and prosperity for the nation.

The former vice president is one of the favourites to emerge victorious in the 2019 presidential election, and he has called on Nigerians to make it a reality so that the nation can set a new course of leadership.

In a new year message signed by the candidate on Monday, December 31, 2018, he noted that the year 2019 holds a lot of promise for the country as long as Nigerians are ready to do the hard work of voting out the current government.

He said Nigerians must work deliberately to improve the nation by electing a government that offers purposeful leadership.

“We already have the vision, the vision of a nation that is a beacon of hope for the Black Race and the world at large, what we lack and what 2019 can provide, is the leadership that has the capacity to translate that vision into reality.

“In 2019, Nigerians need a leadership that is 100% for 100% of Nigerians, 100% of the time,” he said.

Full statement below:

“My dear fellow citizens,

“As 2018 comes to an end and 2019 beckons, on behalf of my family and I, let me wish you and your family a very happy New Year in advance.

“In 2018, we became the world headquarters for extreme poverty, however, I am convinced that in 2019, if we chart a new course, we can become the world headquarters for hope and extreme devotion to the cause of lifting our people out of poverty.

“2019 is as yet a blank page. As a nation, we must not settle for whatever it brings. Rather, we must take collective action, through our choices, in making it a year where we revive national hope, with visionary leadership that sees our economy and institutions working again as they did in our golden era.

“We can chart a new course and open a new chapter that sees every Nigerian living in peace and prosperity with their neighbour. It can be the year when our youths finally get a job instead of being unfairly tagged as lazy. With purposeful leadership, it can also be the year when we put an end to terrorism and usher in a golden age of peace.

“But it will not just happen by itself. We have to make changes from the top all the way to the bottom. We already have the vision, the vision of a nation that is a beacon of hope for the Black Race and the world at large, what we lack and what 2019 can provide, is the leadership that has the capacity to translate that vision into reality.

“In 2019, Nigerians need a leadership that is 100% for 100% of Nigerians, 100% of the time. We have seen where division and sectionalism has led us to. Now let us try unity and patriotism.

“Don’t lose heart and hope. Nigeria is no stranger to overcoming difficulties. In fact, we have an uncanny ability to perform our best when the worst is upon us. I urge my fellow countrymen and women to remember how we became the first nation in the world to defeat and overcome the Wild Ebola Virus, when even First World nations were struggling with the scourge.

“That resilience is domiciled in our national psyche and together we shall win forever. We shall win over forces of disunity. We shall win over forces of poverty and backwardness.

“But more importantly, in 2019, I want Nigerians to know that it is possible to have a leadership that is compassionate and that this does not equate to weakness. A leadership that is bold but not domineering. A leadership that is intelligent, but not arrogant.

“Indeed, that is the only type of leadership that can navigate the difficulties currently facing our dear nation and lead us to Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress, which are our national motto and which are the hope of all Nigerians.

“Once again, I wish you all a Happy New Year and may 2019 be the year of Nigeria.”

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24 Responses to Atiku offers Nigerians hope in New Year message

  1. Julius Edet December 31, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Atiku: the man with the people and country at heart. Your reach is without border, friendship without fault and your humanitarian touch without discrimination. You firmly remain the solution this country requires to achieve greatness that keeps evading her.

  2. Christopher Nwachukwu Nnaegbuna December 31, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Nigeria God help us for to get who really love this country,if everything is not politics, atiku Abubakar well let us here from God if it will be him thanks be to God n if it is me too thanks be to God for Nigeria one person must be the president

  3. Salihu Mohammed December 31, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    We should come together, be one nigeria 🇳🇬. Kick the religion and ethnic politics away. Be creative, be wise, vote for Atiku Abubakar to move Nigeria forward.

  4. Nasir Lawan December 31, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    My people, we still need to know the potential of Mr. AA especially my northern youths. Let’s stop the mistakes m, and let’s vote for Atiku Abubakar

  5. Abagu Donald December 31, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Please the needful to restored back the unity of our country, Nigerians like you

  6. David Johnson December 31, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    We are highly Atikulated here in Delta State. Just waiting to know the right contact.

  7. Mathew Adeyeye Lekan December 31, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    For how long will Nigerians will be your personal property? we r wise now

  8. Victor Simon December 31, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Our boss 2019 my people

  9. Andeshi Begiekushu December 31, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    You are our young and stronger President by 2019, you can make it sir.

  10. Sunday Ekoriko December 31, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Whether the devil likes it or not , this man will get to that seat so he can change Nigeria for good.
    God bless you Sir

  11. Okwor Martins December 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Your excellency, you have a plan for the nation especially we, the youth and may God mantle you with more favors

  12. Isaac Abu December 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    A man can not do it All, you can only contribute your quota and that is what Atiku is doing, contributing his quota to humanity! Please your ideas and sense of leadership is needed 2019! God bless you

  13. Magdalene Effiong December 31, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    My desire for you is seeing you ruling Nigeria as the president. Keeping my vote for you.

  14. Umar Gabdo December 31, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Atiku is the only aspirant that know the problems of Nigeria, #Atiku is the only Pearson that will deliver this country. Always praying for #Atiku to become a Nigerian President

  15. Mikailu Dauda Malkohi December 31, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    We are going to suport you 100% because you are a leader who lead by example, wazirin Adamawa villa is waiting for you after pmb,

  16. Muhammad Yusuf December 31, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    The man is always thinking how to move Nigeria and Nigerian forward. Go ahead it’s time to answer your people call

  17. Hon Ibrahim Idris December 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Nigeria we went to good leaders for 2019 like turakin Adamawa
    So help me god.

  18. Amasa Mohammed Tukur December 31, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Real message of hope from our President to be In Sha Allahu. Come May 2019; Nigeria shall usher in a new president in the person of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. I belief in you and pray Allah answer our prayers.

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  20. Abubakar Adama December 31, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Atiku If I No Vote 4 U Waiting I Gain.

  21. A A WISDOM DAURA January 1, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Atiku our future president, you are our hope 2019.

  22. Alhaji Ibrahim Adamu January 2, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Top of the day’s greetings and Happy new year you your Excellency and all the team . The speech contains all what is required to bring meaningful and sustainable change to our beloved fatherland 9ja . Over and above all what is so peculiar and covers everything is the phrase “Unity and Patriotism ” . All said and done I just wish to propose and strongly recommend a stronger approach to grassroots/ door to door campaign . This requires ; Strategy , mobilisation and sensitisation at all levels especially LGAs (Top to Bottom ) . As for me and those close to me we’re well ATIKULATED . 2019 INSHAA ALLAH .

  23. Tolumoye Youdiowei January 2, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks to H.E Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for his passion to liberate Nigerians from their pliet

  24. Ugwu Chidi January 24, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Nigeria is seriously in need of Atiku to get it working again


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