(By Chris K.Amadi)-As Nigerians groan under the weight of nepotism, Fulani herdsmen killings and disregard for rule of law, longing for a messiah, former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has stepped out to clash with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 on the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, platform in order to restore the confidence of the citizens in government.
Speaking at the public declaration of his presidential ambition in Yola, Adamawa state on Saturday, Alhaji Atiku said the APC administration under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to united Nigerians, and that the country is more divided now than any other time in its history.
The PDP presidential hopeful promised Nigerians an inclusive administration that will bring about positive changes in the troubled sectors of the economy, in addition to coming up with policies and programmes that will unite the different sections of the country.
He said: “Now, my fellow Nigerians, the government of APC has failed. It has failed to unite Nigerians. Today, we are more divided than any other time in the history of this country.
“The APC government has destroyed our economy. They took over an economic growth of 7 per cent and brought it down to less than 2 per cent.
“Today, we are witnessing the most insecure atmosphere in Nigeria ever since its existence. More people have died in Nigeria during the reign of the APC”, Atiku emphasized, even as he plans to give priority attention to security of lives and property, employment creation and restoration of the economy, among others.
The rally attracted politicians from different parts of the country, including the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus.