The Atiku For Nigeria (AFN) project is anchored on national rebirth and reconstruction towards a Nigeria that works for all, Director-General of the group, Barrister Sunday Umeha has said.
Umeha, who was recently appointed to head the group said, the coming together of the group was a child of necessity to deliver the country from bad governance.
To him, the new responsibility, by all means, has critical impetus in extending “the frontiers of the legacies and ideals of His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON in bringing about the leadership that has for too long eluded us as a nation”.
He said that he does not doubt that mutual experiences have prepared him for this role, and in modifying their programmes and activities.
“I would look to profit from their wise counsel, support and cooperation in the course of discharging this national assignment,” he added.
Barrister Umeha extended appreciation to members of the council for the strategic leadership they have shown and continue to show in piloting the activities of the organization, and for finding him worthy in this capacity.
“I look forward to working with them in achieving the noble and nationalistic mandate of this great organization.
“I would also like to use this opportunity to thank my brother, Amb. Aliyu Bin Abbas, the Chairman Governing Council of Atiku For Nigeria for considering me for this position,” he stressed.
The AFN DG further said that it is a particular honour for him, given his renowned wise exercise of discretion and judgment.
“In the coming weeks, I look forward to working closely with him in charting a new course for the organization towards the actualization of its objectives.
“Let me also mention my unalloyed gratitude to all the States, Zonal and National Leaders of the Atiku Care Foundation, with whom I have been in the trenches in the last few years in the noble and patriotic cause of rescuing our beloved nation from the hands of its current managers who have shown outright cluelessness and incapacitation in the art of statecraft,” he added.
To all his friends, supporters and well-wishers who have stood by him all these years, he pointed out that their moral support and confidence in his leadership abilities have in no small measure been a source of motivation and inspiration.