Atiku in Plateau, be­moans es­ca­lat­ing in­se­cu­rity in Nige­ria

Business Day (Nigeria) - - NEWS - OWEDE AGBAJILEKE, Abuja

The Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party (PDP) Pres­i­den­tial Can­di­date, Atiku Abukakar, says that in­se­cu­rity is es­ca­lat­ing in the coun­try be­cause the All Pro­gres­sives Con­gress ( APC) ad­min­is­tra­tion does not know how to gov­ern.

He added that the APC is not cam­paign­ing be­cause it plans to rig the forth­com­ing elec­tion.

Atiku, who promised to ad­dress un­em­ploy­ment cri­sis, pledged to give 40 per­cent of his gov­ern­ment to the youth and 30 per­cent to the women, “mak­ing a to­tal of 70 per cent, this is be­cause I want you to suc­ceed us.”

On his part, Uche Se­con­dus, na­tional chair­man of the party, called on the peo­ple to come out en masse and vote for all its can­di­dates at the Gen­eral Elec­tion, say­ing that the party would set up a Com­mis­sion to look into the ac­tiv­i­ties of the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice, Ibrahim Idris.

He ac­cused the po­lice chief of be­ing par­ti­san­ship.

“Now you can see, IGP is a full-fledged mem­ber of APC, but I want to let him know that my fa­ther was also a po­lice of­fi­cer. That after he leaves that job, whether he likes it or not, he will ap­pear be­fore a Com­mis­sion. And he will ac­count for all his ac­tiv­i­ties. And he will ap­pear be­fore the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court. Be­cause he can­not destory the Nige­rian Po­lice. He can­not de­stroy this in­sti­tu­tion. So, let him be warned. Enough is enough! And Plateau killing must stop. And the only man who can stop it is Atiku,” he said.

The Na­tional Chair­man re­ceived APC de­fec­tors to the party led by the Chair­man, Rules and Busi­ness Com­mit­tee of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Ed­ward Pwa­jok (SAN).

He as­sured the de­cam­pees that they will have equal rights with other old mem­bers of the party.

On his part, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Stu­dents (NANS), Umar Yusuf, promised to give 30 mil­lion votes for the PDP Pres­i­den­tial Can­di­date, Atiku Abubakar.

He con­demned the APC- led Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment for al­low­ing the on­go­ing ASUU strike to linger.

Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki; for­mer gov­er­nors, Jonah Jang, Fidelis Tap­gun; for­mer Deputy Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Ibrahim Mantu; PDP gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date in the state, Jeremiah Useni; for­mer Min­is­ter of Spe­cial Du­ties, Tan­imu Tu­raki were among dig­ni­taries at the event.

Also re­act­ing, Kola Olog­bondiyan, Di­rec­tor, Me­dia & Pub­lic­ity, PDP Pres­i­den­tial Cam­paign Or­gan­i­sa­tion, ac­cused the Pres­i­dency of plot­ting to an­nex the Ju­di­ciary.

On a state­ment on Satur­day, Olog­bondiyan said: “The party also alerts of al­le­ga­tions that the All Pro­gres­sives Con­gress (APC) and ca­bal at the Buhari Pres­i­dency are hound­ing Chief Jus­tice of Nige­ria (CJN) Jus­tice Wal­ter Onnoghen and seek­ing his re­moval so as to cause a con­sti­tu­tional cri­sis, in­still fear in ju­di­cial of­fi­cers and pave way for the foist­ing of a pli­able CJN that will do their bid­ding on elec­toral mat­ters.

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