Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has stepped up his Presidential campaign as a group under the aegis of United Atiku Abubakar Support Group commenced campaign in his support ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the State Coordinators for the group in Calabar on Friday, Zonal Coordinator for the group in the South-South Zone, Comrade Godswill Mathew, urged youths in the Niger Delta region to support Atiku.
Mathew stated that it was time for the Niger Delta people to decide their own fate.
The group stressed that they were sure that if Atiku is given the mandate to lead, he would tackle poverty and boost the nation’s human capital development.
“We want to inform Nigerians especially those in the South South Zone that our leader, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is one of the finest Nigerians with the capacity to lead our dear country to achieve prosperity and economic freedom.
“As a Zonal coordinator for the support group, we have the mandate of the National to inaugurate state coordinators and their executives across the six states of the zone, an exercise that we are kick-starting today with the formal inauguration of the Cross River State Support Group for 2019.
“The state coordinators will be empowered to inaugurate the local governments and then the ward coordinators. This exercise will be replicated across the states in the zone,” Mathew said.