June 12: Atiku Abubakar Urges Opposition Coalition to Challenge APC’s Rule

In a resounding call to action, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called upon opposition parties in Nigeria to unite and form a coalition aimed at wresting power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Marking Democracy Day on Wednesday, June 12, Atiku underscored that Nigerian democracy remains incomplete if it fails to deliver on its promises of prosperity and freedom for all citizens. He lamented the nine years of governance marked by extreme hardship, including widespread poverty and escalating violence.

“While the ruling APC bears significant responsibility for the challenges facing the nation, the opposition parties share blame for their failure to unite and present a coherent alternative,” Atiku stated.

He emphasized the urgent need for opposition parties to set aside their differences and come together to offer a compelling vision for governance that resonates with the Nigerian populace.

“The failure of opposition parties to unite and articulate a plan of good governance poses a significant threat to our democracy,” Atiku warned, urging swift action to forge a coalition capable of providing effective leadership.

Atiku’s call for unity comes amidst growing discussions within opposition circles about the necessity of forming alliances to challenge the dominance of the APC. Notably, Atiku and former Vice Presidential candidate Peter Obi recently held talks, sparking speculation about a potential collaboration ahead of the next general election.

As Nigeria commemorates Democracy Day, Atiku’s message serves as a rallying cry for opposition parties to overcome their divisions and work together in the interest of the nation.

The forging of a strong coalition, Atiku contends, is essential for the advancement of democracy and the fulfillment of Nigeria’s potential.