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No rift between Obasanjo and me —Atiku



Former Vice President , Atiku Abubakar , has said there is no serious issue of disagreement between him and a former President , Chief Olusegun Obasanjo .Atiku made the clarification on Thursday in Lokoja in an interactive session with journalists at the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party , Lokoja .

He was in Kogi State in his quest to urge delegates to support his presidential ambition .

He said there was never any serious disagreement between Obasanjo and him , adding that all grey areas of disagreement would be addressed after getting the nomination of his party , the PDP .

He accused APC of lacking prerequisite knowledge of the way to go about handling the economy , stating that his main target if given the mandate would be to open up the economy to attract foreign investment , thereby creating jobs for youths.

He expressed confidence that Buhari would hand over if the party loses the next election .

“ Even though I know that President Buhari is not a democrat , I believe he will hand over if he loses , ” he said .

On card reader, Atiku expressed confidence that the National Assembly would include it in the electoral law .

Atiku had earlier on Wednesday promised in Kano to turn around the fortunes of the country .

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While addressing PDP supporters , who gathered at the residence of the embattled PDP Chairman in Kano , Ma ’ sud El -Doguwa , to welcome him , Atiku restated his earlier position on restructuring the country against recent criticism by the APC .

“ I think the APC must be very ignorant because my position on the issue of restructuring dates back to the reports of the constitutional restructuring of 1994 . If you check the report , you will find my contributions , as far as restructuring is concerned.

“ By restructuring , I mean devolving powers to the states or geopolitical zones , as the case may be , so that they can assume and shoulder greater responsibilities of their respective states or zones . ”

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