President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has lamented the high rate of hunger and unemployment in the country since the coming of the APC to power.He spoke in Ebonyi State during the party’s presidential rally.
He attributed the economic downturn in the country to the inexperience of the ruling government in management of the economy.
“Atiku is experienced having been in the private sector, so vote for a man that can talk to anybody, bring in investors to Nigeria, eliminate hunger from the land and revitalise the economy. That man is Atiku Abubakar”, he said
Also, the Vice presidential candidate of the party and former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi said that the party wants to replicate what Ebonyi state governor is doing in the state in the entire country.
“What the governor is doing in the state is what we want to be doing for the entire country. The country is collapsing, no security, nothing is moving. With Atiku Abubakar their will be a better Nigeria. Students are home instead of in school, hospitals are not working. If you want these things to be corrected vote for Atiku, vote PDP”, he said.
Also responding, the Wife of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Mrs Jennifer Atiku noted that the huge crowd in the stadium shows that the state governor is solidly behind the presidential candidate of the party.
“I have known Atiku for over 35 years and I can tell you that he is the right man for this job. He is your in-law and so he will threat you people well”, she added.
However, the presidential candidate Mr Atiku while addressing the mammoth crowd promised that Southeast will not be marginalised in his government, and urged the people to vote and protect their votes to ensure that there is no rigging.
“I want to promise you that Ebonyi will never be marginalised again. This is your best time for the southeast. Come out in numbers and vote for PDP. I have been to many states in this country; I have not seen this kind of mobilisation. I want to single out governor Umahi and commend him for such mobilisation. This is the only road that they are building road with concrete. It means your roads are going to be a lifetime road. It is only somebody like Umahi who can do that. Not only do you vote but you should protect your votes” he stated.
Earlier, governor Umahi while welcoming the Presidential campaign train to Ebonyi, assured that the state will vote massively for Atiku and all candidates of the party.
Meanwhile, thousands of PDP members and supporters trooped into Abakaliki township stadium to welcome Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the party into the state for his campaigns.