The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday implored Nigerians not to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because he has failed to deliver on campaign promises made in 2015.
Atiku made this declaration while addressing PDP supporters at the opening of the South West campaign of the party at the ancient Mapo Hall in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Notable politicians in attendance include the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi, Senate President Bukola Saraki, former governors of Ekiti and Cross Rivers, Ayodele Fayose and Liyel Imoke respectively, and governorship candidates of the party in Lagos and Oyo states, Jimi Agbaje and Seyi Makinde.
Atiku said: “Let me tell you that today, I said before you that within six months, we shall start the process of restructuring of this country. Ladies and gentlemen, I have lived here, so I am not a stranger.”
“In the next two months, you will be required to choose your next president, please, take your decision carefully.
“The best democracy we enjoyed in Nigeria was under PDP. In 2015, APC promised 12 million jobs but today, we have not seen the jobs.
“Buhari has gone. Since the return of democracy in 1999, the best we have in Nigeria is during the PDP. The best education we have was during the PDP.
“My brothers and sisters, I stand before you, I promise, every one of you know that I chaired the best economic team in this country. If you give me this opportunity again we shall invest more in education.
“Nigeria is now the headquarters of poverty in the world. We shall return Nigeria to prosperity in 2019. When we get to government in 2019, we will continue to give you best education.
“One of the best policies for Nigeria is restructuring and we will do it when we get to government. Don’t believe APC lies again.
“Within six months, we will reposition Nigeria. Don’t sell your vote and don’t sell your PVC. Buhari must go.”