Atiku Declares For President, Says APC Ran Nigeria Into Poverty
The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has declared to run for president of Nigeria under the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].
Atiku made the formal declaration in a mega rally in Yola on Saturday.
Atiku, flanked by the national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, among other top officials of the party, said he has decided to run for the president of Nigeria to correct the grave danger of poverty, unemployment and insecurity that the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari has Plunged Nigeria into.
Atiku said, “Under Buhari’s government, Nigeria has become a divided country than it has ever been in its history.
“Nigeria now has the highest unemployment rate in the country as over ten million Nigerian youths are unemployed in the country.
“APC government has destroyed our economy, taking over Nigeria’s economy with the economy growth measured at 7℅ and brought it down to less than 2℅.
“Our country has become insecure than it has ever been in the history of the country and more people have been killed in Nigeria under the APC government than in Afghanistan when it was at war.
“The government of PDP is ready to bring back to Nigerians the era of prosperity, security and wealth.”
The national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus while speaking at the occasion said, APC has failed completely and has blood trailing it everywhere it goes.
Uche said, the government has failed to remit funds to state governments in the past two months due to failure in governance.
He criticised Buhari’s government as a government that has failed to take care of its citizens.
He called on Nigerians to mobilise and vote against a government that has failed to provide jobs for Nigerian youths.
Kaduna state Chapter of PDP, Hon Philip Hassan Hyat ,in an effort to call on Nigerian to vote out Buhari come 2019, granted some Journalists interview after the rally.
He said Buhari claims corruption fight is taking a centre stage of his administration is full of injustice and lopsided.
He reiterated that the Buhari led government is habouring people with corruption cases against them, with a good number of people in his kitchen cabinet been indicted by anti-graft agencies.
Hyat said the country has been ran down; everybody is at the receiving end and any other party that come up will received a lot support to vote out APC government.
According to him since PDP did not disintegrated it became a national rallying point to rescue all Nigerians from the maladministration of APC administration and eminent collapse.
He accused the APC led government of conducting a unable State and local government elections across the country.
“There is no success recording in this present government, if you scratch what people are calling success you will discovered there is nothing there to call success.
“For success to stand the test of time there must be justice, this government is not leading in the verge of Justice to all Nigerians.” He said
From Dan Gambo, Yola