If I were Nigerian, I would vote for Atiku Abubakar – Ex-Ugandan VP

Former Vice President of Uganda, from 2003-2011, Dr. Gilbert Bukenya, has said that if he were a Nigerian, that he would vote for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections, Atiku Abubakar.

Dr. Bukenya who has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Makrere also said that he would vote for Atiku Abubakar without hesitation or reservation because, “on an individual basis, he is unequivocally the best candidate.”

According to the former Ugandan Vice President, Abubakar is so passionate about the common good of the ordinary Nigerian that he never ceases to say “my people.”

Dr. Bukenya said he was left with so much to contemplate, during his encounter with Abubakar, that he never stopped thinking of how Nigerians are so lucky having the person of Atiku Abubakar as a Nigerian.

He said when he heard Abubakar had joined the presidential race, he immediately thought, “what an extraordinary opportunity Nigerians have.”

Below is his statement:

“I have rubbed shoulders with several African Presidents and Vice-Presidents. I have participated in many conversations with these men – both formally and informally.

Some of these conversations have attracted attention and many have been amusing – but very few have included intellectual and analytical discussions of substantive issues. Seldom in these conversations does one hear about the conditions and needs of the country’s poor.

In 2005, I met a man at his residence in Abuja, Nigeria, who surprised me. He welcomed me with a guarded smile and went straight to business. He was smart, eloquent and very knowledgeable. I was struck by his consistent reference to “my people.”

He was so concerned about the poor. He discussed impacts of educational injustices and weakened agricultural practices in Nigeria. Our conversation ended and we parted. While I left him with some traditional Ugandan gifts, he left me with much to contemplate. This Nigerian “big man” had sounded so earnest and completely devoted to “his people”. Surely, I was surprised and he has left a lasting impression.

We have remained friends over the years and I have observed his business and political dealings over time. I have noted the tremendous value that this man, Atiku Abubakar, has contributed to Nigeria’s development. He has been a philanthropic leader and a determined and passionate advocate for improving the national educational system.

I heard recently with great pleasure that he is running for the Presidency in the upcoming Presidential elections. I immediately thought, “what an extraordinary opportunity Nigerians have to elect Atiku as president of Nigeria.” If I were Nigerian, I would vote for Atiku Abubakar without hesitation or reservation. On an individual basis, he is unequivocally the best candidate.”

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22 Responses to If I were Nigerian, I would vote for Atiku Abubakar – Ex-Ugandan VP

  1. Henry Jamesnigeria November 20, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Atiku for new Nigeria

  2. Lekky Hola November 20, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    President Atiku is the right answer

  3. Isa Musa Garkuwa November 20, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Atiku is my choice!!!

  4. Salimat Zuhair November 20, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Atiku is the solution

  5. Ibrahim Yusif November 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    atiku only we are together

  6. Ogbatex Ogba Ogba November 20, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Atikulative for president

  7. Destiny Daniel November 20, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Atiku all the way

  8. Sianu Moses November 20, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    The presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku is the best aspirant we should support and to be voted for to rescue the dying Economy of our dear country Nigeria.

  9. Ahjibola Ahadeymoha Samson November 20, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Is atiku get my vote in 2019 oooo

  10. Chihelen Nweke November 20, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Atiku 2019 by the grace of God ishai Allah

  11. Desmond Ponjul November 20, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Atiku for better Nigeria.

  12. Ene Ruth Emema November 20, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    family And I For Atiku 2019!! Buhari has done his bit

  13. James Eze November 20, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Nigerians needs a man with vision,business mindset,economy transformation ambasador, re-structuring agenda and the spirit of unifying the nation. Nigeria needs AAA come 2019.

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  15. Babalola Moses A. November 21, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Atiku is the one.

  16. Nwibo moses November 21, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Akikulate 9ja, my vote is for you and PDP alone.

  17. Yusuf Saleh Dan'dume Na Atiku Insha Allah. November 21, 2018 at 8:29 pm


  18. Evangelist Olufemi November 22, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I will like to help father Atiku.
    My number: 08035140127 for personal contact.

  19. mustapha musa November 25, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    atiku abubakar is our choice to get Nigeria work again

  20. HAPPINESS IBEH November 25, 2018 at 9:57 pm


  21. Comrade Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu November 26, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Atiku for a better Nigeria…. Come 2019

  22. matthew oche November 28, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    vote Atiku for president 2019.


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