At Kogi rally: Atiku ‎knocks Buhari Over ‘failed’ promises



The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the February 16 election, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar pronounced the All Progressive-led government dead over failure not to fulfill their 2015 promises.

Wazirin Adamawa who made the declaration while addressing large supporters at the PDP Rally in Kogi state on Monday, also promised to revive all the dead companies and other infrastructural facilities in the state.

Atiku said, “as Vice President in 2003, I pledged to return Kogi State to PDP. The governor who took over who changed it to PDP state is  Gov Idris Ibrahim. Where we are here today is one of the legacies of  PDP govt. Ajaokuta is the legacy of the PDP. The power stations, Geregu 1 and 2 are the legacies of PDP. 

“I’m here to pledge to you that if you vote for PDP and you return me as President, all those projects that have been abandoned by this government, I will complete them for you, he said.

On the unemployment problem bedeviling the country, the PDP candidates said ” the unemployment rate which is very prominent in Kogi State and the whole country, you know our number one programme of the next PDP government is the creation of job. I want to commit to you before you, that we will create as many jobs as possible to reduce the unemployment in our country. 

He also noted that, “The inland Ports which this government has abandoned, we started it in PDP, when you vote for PDP, we will come back and complete it for you. Kogi State is endowed with so many natural resources, look we want to convert those natural resources into tangible resources and the resources that can contribute to the improvement of your lives and that can bring development.

Atiku promised that, if elected “all the infrastructural development project that had been abandoned, we will complete them. I have always advocated for the restructuring of this country. If there is any state that is going to be  beacon of progress, a beacon of hope after restructuring, is kogi State because Kogi State has all what it takes to be one of the most promising states in this country.

Wazirin Adamawa warned that, the electorate should not be deceived by APC, he said, “you have seen them,  you  have voted for them, what have they done in this four years? What have they done here in Kogi State? They can not even pay salaries and pensions. Schools are not working, hospitals are not working, this a dead government and we have the opportunity to correct it. We made the mistake, I made the mistake, today, we have retraced our steps and we are determined to correct the mistake that has been made. How many of you will vote for PDP?

The PDP candidate also used the opportunity to called for the release of  Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial district who was allegedly unlawful in detention.

On his part, the Director General of the PDP Campaign Organization, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki also urged all the people to vote for PDP’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to end poverty, hunger and unemployment.

He said, “Come February 16, when is time to vote we will remember one thing, the poverty and the hunger. Also, the insecurity is too much. These are not meant for Nigeria, we are not born to suffer. So people of Kogi most come out on that day, but if you believe that this hunger is not enough you can follow them. But if you know is time that we end this hunger in this country, this is the man you will vote for, a man that cares about his people. A man that has shown that he can unite Nigeria.

Saraki who also chides the trending audio, where the minister of transport, who also double as the Campaign Director General of President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly condemned his candidate,  added that, “My own Presidential candidate cares, my own Presidential candidate knows, my own Presidential candidate reads. My own Presidential candidate his ready to move Nigeria forward. 

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