- He represents bad past, says APC
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar came under attack yesterday for asking the people of Adamawa State to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s election.
Atiku was in his Adamawa home state to tell his kinsmen to reject Buhari and others in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the Federal Government under Buhari’s watch, had caused so much pains for the country.
But the APC National Publicity Secretary Lanre Isa-Onilu said it was insensitivity on the part of the former vice president to seek the support of his kinsmen in Adamawa.
Mallam Isa-Onilu said: “Atiku failed the people of Adamawa in the past and it is insensitive of him to stand before those he had disappointed. It is the height of insensitivity for the PDP candidate to stand before the people of Adamawa to campaign.
“What exactly did he do for the people of his own state in his eight years as vice president? What can the PDP point at in Adamawa State for its 16 years of waste?
“We are very confident that Nigerians, indeed the people of Adamawa know very much that PDP represents a sad past while the APC administration led by President Buhari is a pointer to a prosperous future.”
Atiku spoke at Youth endorsement and road show organised for him at the Lamido Cinema in Jimeta, Yola, by one of his support groups, Atiku/Obi Vanguard for Good Governance, which urged him to fight hard and defeat Buhari in the 2019 elections.
He said Buhari had failed the country in too many ways and that the youths have it as their duty to vote him out.
Atiku reiterated his commitment to high participation of youths and women in his government should he win election and become president, specifying that youths would get 40 per cent participation and women 30 per cent.
Leader of the group Bar Teneka, said so many negative things had happened since Buhari became President that he ought to be voted out.
He said: “It is no longer news that our country has been designated world extreme poverty capital. And we’ve been declared one of the most dangerous countries to be born in.
“It is also no longer news that massive and unabated corruption continues to fester. We are more divided as a country now than we have ever been.”