Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar stunned his supporters on Friday as he wept when he received the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms.
Atiku became emotional at Atiku Abubakar campaign office in Abuja when his supporters, under the aegis of the Atiku Support Group, purchased the forms which cost N12m for the Adamawa born politician.
Atiku’s eyes became misty and he eventually wept when a member of the ASG, Princess Adekemi Adesanya, narrated the bad economic and security situation in the country.
Looking downcast, Atiku had to reach for his white handkerchief to wipe the tears from his face.
He said he was astonished that young men and women would come together to purchase the forms even without his knowledge.
He said, “You could have seen that one of the ladies who spoke virtually succeeded in getting me to weep. This is because she aptly described the challenges every Nigerian is facing in this country today and she believed honestly and sincerely from the bottom of her heart that I could be an instrument of addressing those challenges.
“So, for such a woman to believe that I have got those leadership qualities and including those of you who have brought out money to buy this form, is one of the most serious challenges I have ever faced in my political career (sic).