Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has explained his reason for crying when he was presented with the PDP presidential nomination form in Abuja.
The support groups of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Friday purchased for him the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms for the 2019 presidential election.
The group led by Princess Adekemi-Adesanya Eboda, National President and Global Coordinator for Women and Youth Support for Atiku (WAYS) presented the forms to Abubakar at his campaign office in Abuja.
The coordinator said they resolved to tax themselves to raise the funds for the forms as expression of their commitment to support Atiku in his presidential bid.
Eboda said that Nigerians, especially women were looking up to Abubakar to rescue the country.
“I speak the voice of millions of mothers in Nigeria who bear the brunt of the gale of jobs losses in the country.
“I speak on behalf of women of this country urging you to rescue Nigeria from this current bad situation.
“To show you that we are solidly behind you, we have chosen to purchase your nomination form and expression of interest form from the PDP to contest for president in 2019 and we shall give you all of our support,” she said.
A leader of one of the groups, Mr Edwin Adai on behalf of all the groups, presented the forms to Abubakar.
Why is Atiku crying?
Abubakar, who was emotional during the remarks, said that Eboda succeeded in making him to weep because her remarks reflected the situations of the country.
“This is because she aptly described the challenges every Nigerian is facing in this country today and she believed honestly and sincerely from the bottom of her heart that I could be an instrument to addressing those challenges’’.