Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate for 2023, launched his campaign with a public debut of three novels written in his honor.
The books are: “ The Story of Atiku Abubakar, Landmark Constitutional Law Cases in Nigeria( 2004-2007), the Atiku Abubakar cases, and lastly, Restructuring as a pathway to national Unity and development “
The books provided a personal account of his upbringing, education, public service, journey into politics, and vice presidential administration under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Philip Aduda, Senate Minority Leader and the event’s chief host, urged disgruntled PDP members in his welcoming speech to remain loyal to the party, saying that only a strong United PDP would help to materialize the dreams of Nigerians in 2023.
In his opening remarks, Boni Haruna, the head of the organizing committee and a former governor of Adamawa state, referred to Atiku Abubakar as a shy person who wants to improve Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar’s successor as governor of the state, Haruna, claimed that the PDP candidate struggled as an orphan before reaching his current position.
He said that the books were meant to refute the wicked lies and rumours pushed about the former Vice President which had kept unchallenged in public arena for numerous years.
He added that Atiku was the most persecuted figure in the annals of Nigerian politics.
As naughty politicians determined to promote misinformation were on the rise, Haruna proclaimed that as governor, he never accepted security votes or shared them with the previous Vice President.
He also denied rumors that Adamawa state provided funding for the establishment of the former vice president’s institution, the American University, in Yola.
He mentioned how these are, “part of the dangerous rumours that caused misunderstanding of the personality of Atiku Abubakar, which has been corrected in the book”
Namadi Sambo, a former vice president, served as the event’s chairman.
Party leaders from all around the nation attended the event, which was held at the International Conference Center in Abuja.