A new media outfit, Inabali Media, has launched an independent but specialised global campaign on behalf of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the 2019 presidential elections.
Speaking to a team of select media organisations at the launch, CEO of Inabali, Phrank Shaibu, declared that the time had come for Nigerians to know the ‘real’ Atiku.
He said these include the leadership embodied by the former Vice-President and qualities that saw him grow into a remarkable entrepreneur, father, husband, Africa’s most powerful Vice-President, and an astute politician.
“The Waziri Adamawa has not just spent time seeking the highest office in the land,” he said.
“The difference between him and others in the pack, including but not limited to the incumbent is that Atiku has spent all of this time updating his knowledge base and upgrading his skill set.
“He understands the economic trends, he knows about security issues, he has been a part of the solution process in the educational sector, he speaks the language of the streets, and he understands the pains of unemployment as well as the gains of agriculture as a serious earner of direct foreign exchange.
“Why do you think he is one of the biggest employers of labour in Africa?”
Shaibu also described Atiku as a hero in Nigeria given the role he played in maintaining Nigeria’s democratic status quo.
“Atiku almost singlehandedly fought against a certain third term agenda in this country,” he declared.
“We must realise that the presidency of a great nation like Nigeria is too valuable and serious a position to be left to trial and error. We cannot afford to celebrate mediocrity in the name of politics.
“We need leaders who are very prepared for the job. Atiku is one of the very few with requisite knowledge and skill to lead Nigeria.”
The event featured the unveiling of a serialised advert for Atiku Care Foundation tagged “The Icon -In 60 Seconds”, which takes viewers through the journey of a poor orphan to a helper of multitudes, from little beginnings to successful existence, and how the power of giving, rather than stealing, has uplifted hundreds of thousands of citizens.