The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, called on Nigerians not to give power to the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Peter Obi of the Labor Party.
Atiku stated this while speaking at The Summit House during an engagement with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).
Atiku while referring to Obi and Tinubu said: “It will be dangerous for Nigeria to relinquish their future to a greenhorn or the national leader of the same party that brought us to this very sorry situation.”
The PDP presidential candidate added that the task ahead cannot be downplayed and only him has the requisite knowledge to rescue Nigeria.
“As head of the economic management team while I was Vice President, I was instrumental in designing a private sector revival strategy and advocated for the opening of the economy for private sector investments in several sectors. And we made tremendous progress,” Atiku said.
“I’m sure you still remember the good old days of rapid economic growth with stable interest and exchange rates, low inflation, low unemployment rates and low poverty headcount. We paid off nearly all of our foreign debt which was crippling the country.”
He continued, “Capital has taken a flight alongside policy incoherence which continues to cause an impediment to economic growth. The failure of the APC-led government is staring every Nigerian in the face.
No one should downplay the enormity of the task ahead. I have a good knowledge of the challenges facing Nigeria. I will come prepared and experienced.”
The former vice president had stormed Nigeria’s commercial capital city Lagos on Sunday evening after paying a visit to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) to commiserate with PDP members involved in a fatal truck accident in Plateau State.