As the 2023 general election approaches, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP2019 )’s Presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has expressed his desire to run for president in the 2023 elections.
The Waziri Adamawa stated this while declaring his intention at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja on Wednesday, describing the 2023 election as a referendum to decide whether Nigerians want greatness or continuous destruction, saying there are two paths to choose from: the path of unity and progress or the path of division and backwardness.
He said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) wishes to split the country along political, ethnic, and religious lines so that people will forget to blame them for growing prices.
According to him, ” if elected my Presidency will focus on five key areas: Unity of Nigeria, Security, Economy, Education and devolving more resources and powers to the federating units”.
He noted that “since the civil war, the unity of Nigeria has never been threatened as it is today, said he will open doors for dialogue to hear the grieving voices of all Nigerians”.
Having lamented on the rate of insecurity in Nigeria, Atiku said “If we get into power, we will increase the welfare of all security forces. We will use modern technology and intelligence to combat insecurity. We will also increase the number of personnel for our agencies, he promised.
He continued ” under my leadership, we will ensure absolute security because that is the number one condition for economic prosperity. We will provide access to mechanized farming systems and develop the agricultural value chain. We must diversify our foreign exchange sources through exports of processed agricultural products.
“When APC came into power, Nigeria’s debt was N12 trillion, and now they increased it to N32 trillion. They still want to borrow more. Under my leadership, we will reduce government borrowing. Too much borrowing comes at the detriment of future growth.
“We will operate a liberal economy that allows small businesses to grow through lower taxes and charges for small businesses and low-income earners. We will encourage the expansion of the private sector to spur economic growth.
“I know how to create jobs. I built several successful businesses and companies within Nigeria, and as a result of which thousands of people are gainfully employed. If I can manage my businesses well, I can manage the Nigerian economy well”.
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