The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has solicited support of civil society organisations in the country for his party.
Atiku revealed this at a parley he held with civil society organisations last Thursday in Abuja.
Atiku said: “There must be a partnership between civil society organisations and political parties to enthrone, sustain, maintain and develop democracy.
Therefore, I would like to appeal for the strengthening of this partnership between civil society organisations and PDP, because it was PDP that enthroned democracy in this country in 1999, and not the APC.”
He explained that there was need to dignify Nigerians at home and abroad, which a PDP government would do through providing good governance, security, jobs and prosperity. “We will also respect law and order and obey court orders,” he said.
He assured his guests that his party would tackle the issue of kidnapping by providing employment, “because most of those kidnapping are jobless.”
Atiku said it is possible to bring back Nigerians that have excelled abroad by offering them things they are used to abroad.
“Nigerians are some of the best brains abroad. And if we want our citizens who have excelled abroad to return home, let us provide what they get there, and this is doable because we have the human and material resources to do it,” he said.