The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said he won’t run a government determined by a cabal if he is elected as the president in the upcoming 2019 elections.
He also said he would form a government of national unity as soon as he assumes office.
Atiku made this declaration during a meeting with the leaders of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), who had earlier in the week endorsed him as their sole presidential candidate.
Atiku told the leaders of the parties that his government would be broad-based and that there would be no room for any cabal to operate.
He said, “I want to commit myself to the continuation of the doctrine a government of national unity.
“We believe as a political party in a government of national unity and there must be stability before you can do anything – implement your economic programme, implement your healthcare programme.
“Right from the beginning, I have been a member of the PDP and I know we have always believe in a government of national unity.
“It takes a long time for a country as diverse as Nigeria to be united and stable even before we start talking about which ethnic group we come from or which religion we practise.
“I want to assure you that as long as we are having a government of national unity, there will not be a cabal. My government will be a government of the people.”
A former governor of Osun State, who is also a prominent leader in CUPP, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said more political parties had joined the coalition.
“We are moving steadily. More political parties, I think 15 or so, have just joined the coalition and they are all committed to the struggle, “he added.
Leaders of some political parties including PPA, ADC, KOWA and DPP were present at the event.