Says APC has destroyed Nigeria’s education, health with poor budgets
By Egufe Yafugborhi
PORT HARCOURT – FORMER Vice President Atiku Abubakar Tuesday declared his 2019 presidential ambition before Governor Nyesom Wike, calling for support of Rivers people to see him through.
Atiku, whose consultation train visited Wike at the Government House, Port Harcourt, said he is on a mission to set the country on the path of growth in the state of “serial failure” of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led federal government.
Since 2015, he said, the APC Federal Government has destroyed the nation’s education, health and infrastructural sectors through poor budgetary allocations and releases.
“Since 2015, we have not seen a 100kilometres constructed by the APC Federal Government anywhere in the country. I have never seen Nigeria so divided along religious, ethnic and regional lines as a result of the mismanagement of the APC”
He called on Rivers PDP Stakeholders to support his ambition to emerge as the party’s Presidential Candidate.
Responding, Governor Wike said sacking the APC federal government in 2019 was a solemn responsibility all Nigerians owe the nation over perceived non performance of the President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration.
He, however, cautioned that, “Every Presidential Aspirant must see himself as a member of the larger PDP family. We must do everything to ensure that PDP returns to the Presidential Villa in 2019.
“Only one aspirant will become a candidate. We will do everything to ensure that the party comes out with a candidate that has a track record to upstage the APC”
In company of the former Vice President were former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former Enugu Governor, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, former Attorney General of the Federation, Michael Aondoakaa and Senator Abdul Ningi.