GDPN Denies Endorsing Atiku For 2019 Presidency
The Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria, GDPN, has denied that it is a part of the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar by the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP.
The party submitted that it has not picked Atiku as its consensus presidential candidate for 2019.
As earlier reported by Naija News, CUPP which is the umbrella body of about 45 major opposition parties in the country on Wednesday, announced that it had endorsed Atiku as its consensus candidate
GDPN has however, come out to distance itself from such an arrangement.
The party’s position was contained in a statement signed by the Presidential Candidate of GDPN, Dr. Davidson Isibor Akhimien, which says:
“For GDPN to abandon the mission of salvaging the country from the hands of old and recycled politicians responsible for the country’s total retrogression and stagnation will be a huge setback for the party.
“We can’t take Nigerians back to the dark ages. I want to state that the time to move Nigerian forward is now. We are a new party on a rescue mission. We can’t mortgage the future of our great Nation.
“We defer to the CUPP endorsement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. We are on ground in the whole 36 states of the federation, and the FCT.”