Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has asked the Federal Government and governors elected on the platforms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to emulate the successes recorded by their PDP counterparts.
Atiku, who stated this while commissioning a 4.2-kilometre road constructed by the Bauchi State government on Thursday, said he can’t recall any APC states commissioning projects.
The former Vic president challenges APC governors to emulate the infrastructural projects being executed by the states controlled by the PDP in the country as a catalyst to surmount unemployment that is breeding social ills in the country.
He also commended the Bauchi governor, Bala Mohammed, saying he was impressed by the infrastructural developments he has recorded in the state in his two and a half years in office.
Atiku said, “Let me start by commending you because you have done very, very excellently well. For the few hours I have been in Bauchi today, I have been impressed by the infrastructural developments that I have personally seen and not been told.
“These programmes that you have implemented and continue to implement, are the bedrock of development be it educational, health care delivery or any other aspects of development. But, most importantly, these developmental projects have become instruments of economic empowerment.
“By economic empowerment, they have also created thousands of jobs for our teeming youths. Let me commend you for reducing the unemployment in the state and the country at large because it is this unemployment that creates security challenges that we are currently facing in this country.”
Atiku called on the federal government to learn from the PDP states, pointing out that states controlled by his party were doing and that his verdict was evidenced by the commissioning of projects in those states compared to the APC states
He added, “I wish the federal government will copy what the PDP governors and PDP states are doing in this country because, in every PDP state you go, you will find infrastructural development projects taking place.
“I cannot recall any APC states commissioning projects. Therefore, your Excellency, you are virtually laying the pathway to the return of PDP in this state and in the country at large. I want to commend your contributions in that regard.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Atiku Abubakar had recently revealed the causes of disunity among Nigerians while stating the importance of seeing everyone as equal.