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APC Plunged Nigerians Into Untold Hardship- Atiku Says, Make Pledge
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has decried how the All Progressives Congress (APC) plunged the nation into untold hardship and fuel scarcity.
Speaking at the PDP Presidential campaign rally in Ekiti, Atiku announced that he will tap into the rich intellectual resources in Ekiti state to drive his administration if elected into office.
Atiku, who promised to turn around the situation if elected the next President of the country, said he will build roads and connect Ekiti to other neighboring states.
He said: “We will go out of our way to provide you with everything that you want us to provide, some people were talking about the road from here to Akure, we will do it and all the roads that connects Ekiti state with other states we shall construct them.
“Ekiti state is the center of intellectual discuss, you have more educated people in this state than any other state in the country. I can assure you that a PDP federal government will make use of the human capital that God has endowed you with in Ekiti, it is your God given gift and we shall utilize those human resources that God has given you. Besides we want to make sure that particularly our young men and women have businesses to do, have sources of income.”
Also speaking, the National Chairman of the party, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu said “we understand the enemies without and the enemies within decided that there will be no vehicular movement in Ekiti State today, but you disappointed them because you are committed to the rescue and re-building of our country. Nobody can stop you from liberating yourselves from this type of leadership that we have from outside or without the PDP family.
“They may stop you from moving but they can’t stop you from voting. A few days from today you will have the opportunity to rescue Ekiti.
“This is the beginning of liberating Ekiti from tyranny. Ekiti is made up of highly educated people. How can these educated people be so suppressed by a few individuals? This will not be allowed, actions will be taken. You will have a president who will build the roads, jobs and other infrastructure, that is the incoming president Atiku Abubakar.”
The Director General of the Campaign Council and governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, said that all the intellectual works by the people of Ekiti state and other Nigerians will be given due protection by the administration of Atiku Abubakar.
He said: “We know that the people of Ekiti state are intellectually endowed. Hardly you find a family without a professor in Ekiti state. No individual can dictate for you. You know your rights and you are exercising those rights through your freedom movement and freedom of association.
“We appeal to you that you must continue with this momentum and deliver Ekiti state for PDP. When Atiku Abubakar comes on board, he will by the grace of God, strength the Copy Rights Commission so that all of the innovations, all of the intellectual works by the people of Ekiti state and other Nigerians will be given due protection by the administration of Atiku Abubakar because we appreciate your intellectual prowess, we appreciate your intellectual capacity and that of every Nigerian.”
The Vice Presidential candidate and governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi condemned the hardship inflicted on Nigerians by the ruling party.
Okowa said PDP will trigger the process to recreate a new Nigeria, where everybody will be happy, where people will get employed, where our youths can have hope for their future and when they are leaving the school, they know that there is something in stock for them to do.