Atiku, Se­con­dus, Fayose, Saraki, oth­ers in­sist Buhari must be de­feated

Daily Trust - - POLITICS - From Jeremiah Oke, Ibadan

The Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), Al­haji Atiku Abubakar, the Na­tional Chair­man of the party, Prince Uche Se­con­dus, former gov­er­nor of Ek­iti State, Ay­o­dele Fayose, yes­ter­day, in Ibadan, in­sisted that Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari must be de­feated in the 2019 gen­eral elec­tions.

The PDP lead­ers spoke at the South West PDP rally held at the his­toric Mapo Hill in Ibadan.

Many PDP stal­warts in­clud­ing Se­nate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki graced the event. Atiku In his re­marks said he headed the best eco­nomic team for Nige­ria be­tween 1999 and 2003, adding that such pros­per­ity will be re­turned to Nige­ria in 2019.

“The best democ­racy we en­joyed in Nige­ria was un­der PDP. In 2015, APC promised 12mil­lion jobs but to­day we have not seen the jobs,” he said.

Se­con­dus al­leged that Pres­i­dent Buhari was not ca­pa­ble of rul­ing Nige­ria again. “With what we have seen here to­day, it is sure that our peo­ple in the South West want change in gov­ern­ment and Atiku is the only can­di­date who can res­cue Nige­ria at this time,” he said. On his part, Saraki said the APC had promised se­cu­rity in 2015 but had failed to de­liver. “The only so­lu­tion to our chal­lenges is to vote Atiku as pres­i­dent,” he said. Mr. Peter Obi in his re­marks called on job­less Nige­ri­ans to vote for Atiku so as to get jobs.

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