By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has declared that the issue of insecurity and youth unemployment would be a thing of the past in the country if he’s given the mandate by the electorate in the 2023 poll.
Atiku, who stated this on Thursday in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, at the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign, promised to set aside 10 billion dollars to tackle youth unemployment when he becomes president, saying: “We are not here to deceive you and we will make sure that our youths are well employed.
“The APC doesn’t have the capacity and experience to tackle Nigeria’s problems. I want to assure you that PDP will bring an end to insecurity, restore the economy and create employment by setting aside 10 billion dollars to address unemployment.
“I urge you to vote for the PDP candidates from the presidential to state Assembly.
“We have come to return Kwara to a stream of Nigeria politics. I know the problem of Kwara for a very long time. we have seen that the roads built by the PDP government in the state have been abandoned to deteriorate, PDP will get it fixed again and create wealth and prosperity.”
The National Chairman of PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, for his part, reiterated the commitment of the party to taking over power from the APC in the 2023 general elections.
“PDP is one big family, I can assure you that we are on our way to victory. We’ll put the country back to path of prosperity. Don’t allow them to deceive you again, vote for our candidates, you need PDP as president for the betterment of the country,” he added.
Also peaking, the National Leader of the party, Senator Bukola Saraki, said: “We remember four years ago. We told you if you want hunger vote APC, but 2019 is gone. Here we are with much more hunger. It’s time for us to kick out the non-performing APC government and bring in a man with experience, and capacity that has all it takes to fix the country.
“Starting from Kwara, let’s kick out an incompetent party that doesn’t know how to better the lots of the people. You all know that I don’t deceive you, Atiku is the right man for us in Kwara, this is the man that loves Kwara, that is why north central rally in coming up first in Kwara. Vote PDP in all positions from presidential to state assembly.”
The governorship candidate of the party in the state, Alhaji Abdullahi Yaman, was presented with the party flag by the National Chairman.