Nigeria’s former Vice-President and presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has asked the electorate to support his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Atiku made the assertion on Saturday during his campaign tour in Yola, Adamawa State.
He told a mammoth crowd of supporters that the government of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has failed to bridge the divide among Nigerians.
According to the former vice president, if given the party ticket and he assumes office as president, he would address the security challenges and revamp the nation’s economy.
His words: “My fellow Nigerians, the government of APC has failed. It has failed to unite Nigeria.”
“Today, we are more divided than any other time in the history of this country.
“APC government has destroyed our economy. They took over an economic growth of seven per cent and brought it down to less than two per cent.
The presidential hopeful further stated that, “What the PDP is going to do is to restore our economy, unify our country, and to ensure we have security of lives and property,” Atiku said.
In 2007, Atiku contested for presidency under the defunct Action Congress, AC. He later joined the All Progressives Congress in 2014 to contest for presidency but lost the party’s ticket to President Muhammadu Buhari who won the 2015 presidential election.
In 2017, Atiku returned to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP where he hopes to get the party’s ticket to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari.
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