Atiku lists damages of Buhari’s govt to Nigeria, woos Ondo PDP delegates

Former Vice President of Nigeria and a Presidential Aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has vowed that he will give priority to recruitment of security operatives to return normalcy to all parts of Nigeria if elected in the 2023 general election.

He accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of President Muhammadu Buhari of causing the disunity in the country

Abubakar also accused the APC of ballot snatching and stuffing in every election in the country since the assumption of office as a ruling party the country.

Speaking in Akure, the Ondo State capital while meeting delegates of the PDP ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the former vice president promised to focus on the unity of the country and ensure everyone was carried along in the country.

While saying he would recruit more policemen and armed forces with equipment if elected, Abubakar noted that the country was dealing with various degrees of insecurity and adding more capable hands with equipment was one of the best ways out.

He appreciated the people of Ondo State for trusting him and voting for him as the candidate of PDP in the 2019 election.

Abubakar who urged the delegates the vote for him in the primaries and the people of the state in the general election promised to provide adequate funding for education.

He said, “education is key to everything. We can only achieve this if you, as delegates support me and I win the nomination and I go ahead to win the election. Atiku Abubakar is a household name in Ondo State, that is why you gave me over a 35,000 vote margin In the last election. You deserve the best in this country.”

He dismissed the insinuations in some quarters that he was not strong enough and had been moving across the Southwestern states by road to meet delegates in the last couple of days.

Abubakar, also said he would support devolving more power to states and local governments so that they could deal with their problems effectively.

His words: “I will give Ondo a special place in my government. My number one priority is to unify the people of this country, how do I unify the people of this country? I will be fair to every part of this country, I will give a sense of belonging to every part of this country, and every part of this country will feel they are part of this country.

“It is that unity that will enable us again to live as one nation, one people under God. Every part of this country is dealing with one aspect of Insecurity or the other, I will be very tough on law and order.

”I will increase the number of policemen in this country, I will equip them, I will also increase the number of the armed forces, equip them very well, just like we did from 1999 to 2015. It is only when you secure the country, that there is peace, there is law and order, and you can deal with economic challenges.

In a remark, Ondo State PDP Chairman, Hon. Fatai Adams who assured Abubakar of winning the general election for the party by winning the election with over 100,000 margins, said Ondo state loved him and would compensate him with their votes.

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