BY REMILEKUN DARAMOLA in Maiduguri•
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said he was on a rescue mission to save the nation from further sinking.
Speaking in Damaturu on Wednesday during the PDP presidential campaign, the former Vice President berated the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for dragging the nation backward since it was voted in 2015. He added that the party was a failure.
The PDP presidential candidate, who was hailed by mammoth crowd of party’s supporters, lamented that the APC had misgoverned the country by making promises, which were not fulfilled.
He said: “In 2015 the APC promised us security which they failed to provide. They promised us food on our table, but today we are hungry. They promised us good health facility and adequate supply of drugs in our hospitals which they failed to do.”
He said despite their promise to make better, they have made worse.
He said that, in the provision of security, they have failed, they failed to create jobs for our teeming youths and today, inflation has taken over.
He added that instead of admitting their failings, they continue to tell the people of this country lies.
He declared that: “The PDP has come to rescue the people of the country from the suffering, which the APC has put us into.”
Also speaking at the rally, the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, urged Nigerians to vote for the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in order to rescue the nation from hunger.
He said, “The nation is currently suffering from hunger and insecurity. There is a need for a competent and well-experienced Nigerian to come on board to save us. As we are all aware Nigeria is in distress and we are in dire need of a well-connected leader to rescue us.”
In his address, Buba Galadima who is the Director General of Atiku Campaign organization, urged youths, women to vote president Muhammadu Buhari and the APC out of power in the general election.
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) had failed to deliver on all its 2015 campaign promises.
The APC promised Nigeria a lot of things. They promised us security. Then we had security problem only in the North-East, but now it has extended to North-Central and even the North-West. APC has failed because security has worsened.
Galadima also said people are dying of hunger because the economy has gone terribly bad. The hunger is serious in the country today. Nigeria is today world’s poverty capital.
He said: “We need a president that will fix the economy, create jobs and unite Nigerians. This APC government must go because events of the past three years have shown that they don’t have solutions to all these problems. We must vote this government out and elect Atiku as our next president.
He said: “My people of Yobe and Northeast we must vote out Buhari. Atiku is the solution to Nigeria’s problem.”
He noted that the crowd that is seen today in Yobe state, “they are our genuine supporters and that is a clear indication that people are tired of the current government.
” We are here to receive your blessings and permission to talk to our people and seek their votes for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr Peter Obi.”