The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the violence that occurred during the Presidential and National Assembly elections by repeating his earlier comment that his presidential ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.
According to Vanguard, Atiku said no politician should celebrate his political gains if they are written in the blood of innocent Nigerians, and that no Nigerian, including innocent youth corps members, deserve to die for the sake of any man’s political ambition.
In a statement signed by Paul Ibe, his media adviser, Atiku said those innocent Nigerians that died won’t be forgotten for their sacrifices, adding that political violence which is being aided and abetted by desperate politicians, “is giving our democracy a bad name.”
The presidential candidate of PDP added that those who climbed the ladder of human lives to attain power have brought our democracy into disrepute, stressing it was high time the Nigerian youth opened their eyes to resist being used to kill and maim.
He explained that any politician who is sincerely interested in the progress of the youth shouldn’t be using them as cannon fodder for his/her ambition, noting youths deserve jobs, not death.
Atiku noted that “the real enemies worth fighting are poverty, unemployment, hunger, nepotism, division, despair and uncertain future.”