Atiku Abubakar who is the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday declared that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has wasted eight good years in the annals of the country.
While describing the eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration as nothing, the former Vice President asserted that the maladministration of APC is always increasing the suffering of Nigerians daily.
Speaking at an Akure rally to start his presidential campaign in the Southwest, the PDP presidential candidate added that the 16 years spent by the PDP in government cannot be compared with that of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling political party.
According to him, ‘You can’t compare what the PDP has done in 16 years with what the APC has done in eight years, they have done nothing.’
While decrying the high rates of unemployment and poverty across the country, Atiku disclosed that the failure of the current administration to secure the country and provide social amenities to the citizens confirmed the failure of the Buhari-led government.
He expressed optimism that when his party, PDP emerged victorious in the forthcoming presidential election, his administration would end the issue of insecurity bedeviling the country.
He said, ‘We (PDP) will stop the insecurity in Nigeria.’
While appreciating PDP in Ondo State for recording the highest votes in the Southwest in 2019, the presidential candidate urged them to replicate the same in the forthcoming poll.
His words: ‘We have started our campaign rally from Ondo State in the South-West. It is deliberate to show you what you have done to us in the last election in 2019 because we appreciate it.
‘If you give us again, we will end insecurity, we will make all the federal roads leading to your (Ondo) state to other parts of the country very honorable.’
Atiku assured that his administration has earmarked the sum of $10 billion for youth empowerment in his policy document.