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PDP in Diaspora gathers for Atiku

*Advises President Buhari to start packing from Aso Rock

Sunday Nwakanma, Umuahia

Support to make Atiku Abubakar the next Nigerian president has added impetus as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Diaspora has landed in the country over 2019 general elections. Powered by the PDP Diaspora Initiative, the group says its members decided to gather together as a body to change the narrative by offering their time and resources to see how to move Nigeria forward. Addressing newsmen in Umuahia, the Founder/President of the group, Hon Mrs. Victoria Mpamaugo said Nigeria has the potential to be great, stating “we cannot just sit back and say we are comfortable”. She advised President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately start backing out of Aso Rock Villa as the country has the capable leader in the person of Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President who can move the country forward. Hon. Mrs. Mpamaugo said PDP in Diaspora is not only about 2018 or political, but is also involved in “changing the mindset of our people” , including civil and public servants and politicians as well as clergymen over tax payment and on how to vote or be voted for. Other areas she said, include issues concerning women, “promotion of educational system which is minus zero in Nigeria” and promotion of patriotism”, adding “if you love your country, you have to respect its flag”. Answering questions later, Hon. Mrs. Mpamaugo expressed the belief of the organization in the political ideology of PDP, stating that the organization’s membership cuts across the country and has chapters across the world. The organization, she said also regrets the incessant killings in the country, adding “we are concerned as all have right to life. It is worrisome and is a big concern. It is our concern on what the organization can do to move the country forward”. Before then, Hon. Mrs. Mpamaugo said, the organization had embarked on the sensitization of electorates during the INEC PVC registration, as well as encouraged eligible voters to go and register through subsidizing their movement to INEC registration centres, given succour to the needy and had provided medical missions for the sick. The organization also expressed its worries over the inability of the country top give Nigerians in Diaspora the opportunity to vote, adding that millions of Nigerians live outside the country.

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