APC screening tough, says Atiku

APC screening tough, says Atiku

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11:49 pm

Atiku faces the media after the screening

Atiku faces the media after the screening

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday in Abuja said that the screening carried out by the All Progressive Congress (APC) for presidential aspirants was tough.

Atiku made the assessment while speaking to newsmen after his screening.

The screening was conducted by the APC Presidential Screening Committee.

Atiku said that he was `grilled’ for 58 minutes.

“It was a hot seat. There were several questions on the economy, insecurity, jobs among others. The screening was tough but we pulled through,’’ he said.

Fielding questions from journalists, Atiku said: “I have been on campaign for two months, and I am ready.

“On the allegation that I am trying to buy the party over by donating everywhere I go, I think it is false; we can donate to whomever we want,’’ he said.

He said that APC would take the final decision as regards where its presidential primary election would take place.

Also speaking to journalists after their screening, Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano and Dr Sam Nda-Isaiah also said that APC would take the final decision as to the primary election venue.

“The choice of Abuja as venue is central for someone from Adamawa or Yobe; traffic in Lagos is also a factor but whether Abuja, Lagos or Benin the party has the final say,’’ Kwankwaso said.

The governor said that he was “happy’’ with the committee members adding, “they asked lots of relevant questions.

“We are successful and will return tomorrow for our certificates,’’ he said.

Nda-Isaiah likened the screening to a job interview.

“It is the biggest job interview in Nigeria. “I want to be president to effect change not to feel good.

“My reign we will be harsh on corruption.

“There must be justice, equity and fairness; all crimes must be punishable irrespective of the status of the perpetrator,’’ he said.

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  • sir Oscie says:

    Atiku Abubakar is clearly better prepared than other APC aspirants and other candidates vying for the presidency because of his clear and well articulated vision and objectives for Nigeria and Nigerians.
    Support CHANGE…Support Atiku2015..

  • Zirem says:

    Atiku is the best man for the job. Its one thing to want to be the president of Nigeria and is entirely a different ball to be ready to be the president. Atiku 2015. #ANigeriaForAll

  • anny_oby says:

    Let us give a chance .

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