The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has charged residents of Ondo State to protect their votes at the polls.
Atiku, who spoke on Monday evening at the MKO Democracy Park in Akure, the Ondo State capital at the party’s campaign flag off in the state, stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has failed Nigerians.
He assured that he will bring the country’s economy back to life as president.
His words, “APC promised to revive the economy but they failed. They promised to curb insecurity but insecurity has taken over everywhere.
“In the North East, Boko Haram has become more deadly. In the North West, bandits are ravaging everywhere. Same goes for the situation in the North Central. Kidnapping in parts of South West, the South East and the South South.
“Don’t let them to steal your vote because they are not talking to you.
“They are not ready to campaign, we are the one moving from various parts of the country to interact with you.
“Don’t allow them to do what they did in Ekiti, Osun, Kastina, Bauchi.”
While assuring that his government would create enough room for the youths and women, Atiku reiterated that he will restructure Nigeria as President.
“My government will be made up of 40 percent youth and 30 for women.
“I’ll restructure Nigeria so that you can be in charge of your health, education, You will be in charge virtually all the component of government.”
He also urged the people of Ondo State to vote for all those contesting under the party in the state for efficient administration.
Also the Director – General of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Bukola Saraki who also doubles as the President of the Nigerian Senate stated that mistake was made during the last presidential campaign where the people were then urged to vote APC.
According to him, “APC has performed below average since coming on board as the ruling party.
“We made a mistake in 2014. Then we urged you to vote buhari. But it has been failure since then.
“He promised security, economy and youth employment. They have scored F9 all through.
“On anti corruption cases, they (APC) has been selective in the fight. Take for instance in CJN case.
“For a proper society you and I desired, a vote for Atiku is the answer,” Saraki stated.
On the part of the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, “today the voice of God and the voice have spoken.
“We are not against the fight against corruption but due process must be followed.
“Buhari has been sleeping, that has been the the reason the Nigerian economy has also been sleeping.
“They planned to destroy the legislature, now they are attacking the judiciary.”
He stated further, “You must vote for a man that the world has been waiting for.
“Atiku as a man has succeeded in both the public and private sector. He is a man who has seen it all. A man who will not fall asleep while on duty.”
The former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel emphasized that Ondo State people are known for excellence, hence their resolve to vote Atiku.
Daniel who is the Deputy Chairman, South Presidential Campaign Council stated that, “the change we voted for is a terrible one. With Atiku coming on board, every sector in the country will be back to normal.
“With this crowd, it shows that Ondo State is for PDP. It is time to vote a president that is digital, industrious, vast in all ramifications. Let’s vote Atiku for sustainable growth.
“Ondo State people are known for excellence. Just the way you stood for Ajasin and Awolowo, this is the time to give your unflinching support for Atiku come February 16,” he stated.
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