The spokesman for the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM, Akin Osuntokun, has said that God brought the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, to rescue Nigeria from President Muhammadu Buhari’s “dark and dangerous” route.
Osuntokun, the CNM’s Director of Strategic Communications, said this in statement he made available to reporters on Friday.
According to him, former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s decision to endorse Atiku for President was a move to save the country.
He said, “To put it mildly, these are desperate times in Nigeria and desperate problems readily provoke desperate measures.
“Confronted with the present danger and calamity that the presidency of Buhari poses to Nigeria, the choice and course of action open to any responsible Nigerian statesman is clear – and that is the subordination of all personal differences to the task of rescuing Nigeria from the fast pace of downward spiral towards the political abyss.
“And God, in his inimitable ways, has seen fit to choose Atiku Abubakar as the instrument of rescuing Nigeria from the dark and dangerous turn that the incumbent driver has taken the country.
“It is perhaps for the task of the unprecedented challenge of this moment that God has been preparing Atiku – who like all mortals, is not without his share of human imperfections. To err is human; to forgive, divine.”
“The political differences between Afenifere and Obasanjo are an open secret but in deference to the same logic, it has not been difficult for the two parties to subsume their differences, close ranks and find equal purpose in halting and reversing the Buhari trend that endangers all,” he said.
He said the choice between Buhari and Atiku was an easy one for Nigerians to make, adding that the two was like “comparing sleep to death or lifelessness – apologies to Donald Trump.”