Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday in Akure, Ondo State promised to provide enough funds for education, praying that Nigerians will never witness a repeat of All Progressive Congress, APC, government beyond 2023, which he says brought untold hardship on Nigerians.
He bemoaned the state of education in the country which he specifically blamed the ruling APC over what he described as poor policy which he vowed Nigerians would never witness a repeat beyond 2023 if he is voted for.
Earlier, Titi Atiku, wife of the PDP presidential candidate, a native of Ondo state, also addressed the mammoth crowd where she promised the Ondo people that her husband will defeat Boko Haram and provide scholarships to students.
She said, “my people I, your daughter standing in your presence to tell you that my husband has done it before. The last election was won by my husband but we were robbed. My husband indeed is a Fulani but he is not a killer and we have been together. I taught him our culture and tradition, and he is part of us. During Obasanjo, it was Atiku that brought the likes of Elrufai, Ngozi Okonjo-iweala and others who did well for Nigeria”
On his agenda she said, “Atiku will defeat Boko Haram and provide you with scholarships”
On why they need to vote Atiku, she noted that “No Yoruba has ever been a First Lady and if we vote Atiku, it’s a vote for Yoruba. There is hunger in the land, don’t let the opposition deceive you, vote for all PDP candidates during the election.” She pleaded.
Delta state governor and Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP, Ifeanyi Okowa thanked the party leaders and the thousands of Ondo youths present at the rally.
He said, “ In the past 8 months the youths were at home and that shouldn’t be the case.
“Atiku has made provisions to ensure no University goes on strike as special attention would be placed on the youths of the country as well as set aside funds to support youths who would want to go into entrepreneurship.”
“As long as you vote Atiku, hunger and unemployment will be a thing of the past. Remain focused, go from school to school, house to house and campaign for Atiku,” He urged the crowd.
In his address, the PDP Chairman, Iyorcha Ayu urged the Ondo PDP supporters not to make a mistake but to do the right thing by voting Atiku in the coming election.
He said, “Ondo Is a PDP state. You are educated and enlightened people and that is why you always vote for the PDP.”
Ayu further noted that, “We must work together to ensure victory. Ondo should give the PDP the highest votes in the southwest.”
“The country is in a bad shape, you need an experienced leader to fix the country. Atiku and Obasanjo fixed the economy in 1999 and Atiku is coming back to fix the mess APC has created. He will unify the country, there will be jobs and security.”
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