Atiku blasts APC over insecurity, poor economic development


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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, has stated that if elected, his administration will set aside $10 billion to create jobs and boost small and medium-sized businesses in order to help the country’s youth and women gain employment.

The former vice president lambasted the ruling party (APC) for the country’s insecurity, claiming that Buhari and his party have failed Nigerians in the areas of security and economic development.

At a PDP presidential rally in Illorin, Kwara State, on Thursday, Atiku bemoaned the country’s state of insecurity and infrastructure decay, citing Kwara as an example, saying the state connects both south and north but bad roads have hampered growth within the state.

Addressing the massive crowd that gathered to welcome the party’s campaign train, the PDP flagbearer stated that if elected in 2023, he will completely transform the lives of Nigerians.

Earlier in his speech, the PDP’s Vice Presidential candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, stated that he is pleased with what he has seen in Kwara. Okowa stated that the large crowd receiving the PDP demonstrated that people are very hungry and are willing to drive hunger away.

He said “the PDP is ready to create employment and won’t allow our children stay 8 month without going to school.”

He further assured that, “the PDP will win in all six geo-political zone of the country. We will work with the people and rebuild Nigeria.”

PDP’s Chairman, Senator Iyiorcha Ayu, said “The PDP is one big united family, we are on our way back to victory. PDP has come back to rescue Nigeria and put it back on development track to rescue all families.”

“Don’t allow anyone to deceive, we are hungrier than we were in 2015. Bring out your voters card, come out en-mass and vote all PDP candidates especially Atiku in the general election”.

Ayu later presented the PDP flag to Shuaibu Yema, the party’s governorship candidate.

Former Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, for his part, urged party supporters to vote massively for all party candidates in the upcoming election, saying the people can trust him and the party’s leadership.

He said, “I stood and fought for democracy, APC came and lied to you and noe you knw the difference. It is time for Nigerians, starting from Kwara to kick out APC.

“When PDP was in power exchange rate was 200 and now it is 800, we are all tired.” He told the mammoth crowd.

“Atiku loves Kwara since the days of my father, other candidates don’t love you, they merely want to exploit you,” Saraki told PDP supporters in Kwara.

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