Nigerians will never witness APC beyond 2023, says Atiku
*As wife, Titi, assures former VP will defeat Boko Haram
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has promised to provide enough funds for education, praying that Nigerians will never witness another APC government beyond 2023.
Atiku, who said the APC brought untold hardship on Nigerians, made this known at the party’s rally in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Wednesday.
He bemoaned the state of education in the country which he specifically blamed the ruling APC over what he described as their poor education policy.
Earlier, Titi Atiku, the wife of Atiku, also addressed the crowd at the venue where she promised Ondo residents that her husband will defeat Boko Haram and provide scholarships to students.
“My people I, your daughter, standing in your presence to tell that my husband has done it before. The last election was won by my husband but we were robbed,” said Mrs Abubakar, a native of Osun State, alluding to the 2019 presidential election that was won by President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.
“My husband indeed is a Fulani but he is not a killer and we have been together. I taught him our culture and tradition, and he is part of us. During [the administration of President Olusegun] Obasanjo, it was Atiku that brought the likes of [Nasir] El-Rufai, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and others who did well for Nigeria.”
On Atiku’s agenda, she said: “Atiku will defeat Boko Haram and provide you with scholarships.”
On why Ondo residents need to vote Atiku, she noted that “There is hunger in the land, don’t let the opposition deceive you, vote all PDP candidates during election,” she pleaded.
Delta state governor and Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP, Ifeanyi Okowa thanked the party leaders and the thousands of Ondo youths present at the rally.
He said, “ in the past 8 months the youths were at home and that shouldn’t be the case.
“Atiku has made provisions to ensure no University goes on strike as special attention would be placed on the youths of the country as well as set aside funds to support youths who would want to go into entrepreneurship.”
“As long as you vote Atiku, hunger and unemployment will be a thing of the past. Remain focus, go from
School to school, house to house and campaign for Atiku, he urged the mammoth PDP crowd,” He urged the crowd.
In his address, the PDP Chairman, Iyorcha Ayu urged the Ondo PDP support not to make a mistake but do the right thing by voting Atiku in the coming election.
He said, “Ondo is a PDP state. You are educated and enlightened people and that is why you always vote the PDP.”
Ayu further noted that, “We must work together to ensure victory. Ondo should give the PDP the highest votes in southwest.”
“The country is in a bad shape, u need am experience leader to fix the country. Atiku and Obasanjo fixed the economy in 1999 and Atiku is coming back to fix the mess APC has created. He will unify the country, there will be jobs and security.”
Chairman President campaign council, Sokoto state governor, Gov Aminu Tambuwal also thanked the people of Ondo for their support back in 2019 and the warm reception.