Former Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Chief Simon Okeke, has recalled how former Vice President Atiku Abubakar made key contributions to the Olusegun Obasanjo government.
He said this while congratulating the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the success of its presidential primary, which Atiku won.
Okeke told newsmen in an interview on Monday at Amichi, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra, that the primary was an indication that Nigerians could get things done well.
Okeke said: “I am very happy with what is happening in PDP; Atiku’s emergence as PDP presidential flag bearer was heartwarming.
“I worked with him; he has large heart; very supportive of me as Chairman, Police Service Commission.
“When the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, created the anti-graft agencies of EFCC and ICPC, I had an input and Atiku had a great input too.
“What happened in Port-Harcourt gives one hope that there can be credible election in Nigeria.
“From all indications, PDP has become a party to beat; their dry bone has risen again.
“They have shown the world that good things can still come out of Nigeria.”
He described Atiku as “someone with a broad mind and a believer in the rule of law.
“For five years, he has been on advocacy for restructuring, which is the only solution to the multifaceted challenges confronting the nation.
“It is expected that restructuring the nation will be very easy under his watch.”
Okeke, however, urged INEC to ensure a level playing ground in the 2019 presidential election, noting that any attempt to do otherwise, could spell doom for the country.