Atikulate – not articulate – is the latest slogan in town.
Atikulate is coined from Atiku and used in a manner that means Articulate.
And it defines the growing band of supporters of the presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubarkar.
Oh yes!. The former Vice President is making yet another bid to actualise the dream of becoming the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
And just like in past scenarios, he is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Naturally, for a man of his calibre, his support base is filled with all manners of supporters.
There are the true believers in his ability to make a difference, there are also those who believe his presidency would create the perfect opportunity to upgrade their lives for life and there are those that for the sake of decency, let’s say are in it because of the lure of disclosed campaign fund to dispense.
And checks revealed that the last batch is rapidly growing by the day with “Atikulate” now their new song.
They are threatening to outnumber the true believers in Atiku’s capability.
The zeal with which they are joining the Atiku fold is as strong as the talks of earmarked campaign fund.
According to Wole Arisekola, the publisher of streetjournal and one with depth knowledge of the Atiku camp, the former vice president has set aside N3.7billion just for online media.
Arisekola publicly made this disclosure on his facebook page on Thursday September 28 at about 10.54p.m.
The implication that N3.7billion is just a part of the campaign funds to be deployed has lured in “multitudes” into the campaign train of Atiku.
The numbers of “Atikulate” chanters, offering different shades of services, have spread beyond borders and across political divides societynow learnt.
“They are working on the premise that since the money would be spent, it is only logical to position selves to take it” a source stated.
Further digs revealed that a larger percentage of them dumped “Sai Baba”, the street slogan for President Muhammadu Buhari for “Articulate”.
They claim the Buhari presidency has further compounded their economic woes rather than alleviate it.