ENUGU- Former Vice President and PDP presidential hopeful, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as one marked with lies.
This is as different support groups canvasing for the former Vice President overwhelmed control by security agents as the former vice president visited Enugu State, yesterday.
The support groups had in the morning taken over roads leading to Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and practically obstructed traffic from Emene to GRA office of the PDP where Abubakar addressed party members amid uncontrollable crowd.
Speaking at the party secretariat, Abubakar said “This government is a government of liars. They promised three million jobs per annum but Nigerians have been losing three million jobs every year. This job loss has brought the worst form of insecurity in the country.
“We are facing challenging times in Nigeria. The economy is at its lowerst ebb and the greatest challenge is unemployment.”
The former Vice President stated that the 2019 general elections would be Nigeria’s most crucial poll in which citizens must ensure their votes count.
“The is the most crucial election. Make sure you vote and when you vote, stand to protect your votes,” he urged.
Atiku also stated that experience stands him out from the crowd, noting that he is the only former Vice President running for 2019 presidency.
He said: “No other government has surpassed our strides in governance. So, if you are looking for an experienced person, I am here; if you are looking for a politician that can create jobs and unite Nigeria, I am here.”
The former national chairman of PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo said Abubakar was the only candidate who would implement restructuring, improve Nigeria’s economy and education standards, create jobs and solve poverty and killing issues in the country.
Atiku Abubakar still faces a strong in-party challenge to win the PDP presidential ticket as other notable PDP stalwarts have indicated interest for the imposition, including Sule Lamido.