…reject Buhari, Tinubu, APC – Saraki tells electorate
…I’ll run welfarist govt if elected – Atunwa
By Mumini AbdulKareem
There was massive turnout as the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagged-off its campaign on Tuesday at Bode Saadu, headquarters of Moro Local Government Area of the state.
Among the gathering was the Senate President and national leader of the party, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, PDP chieftains and party faithful from the 16 local government areas of Kwara State.
Speaking at the event, Saraki called on electorate in Kwara State and across the country to reject the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
According to him, the APC-led administration under President Buhari has failed the country on all the promises made in 2015 such as eradication of poverty, revamping the economy and fighting insecurity. According to him, corruption has worsened under the present leadership.
While noting that there is wide spread hunger in the land never envisaged before now, Saraki said the PDP government under Atiku Abubakar if elected, has the capacity and political will to fix the myriad of problems confronting the nation.
He called on the people to vote for PDP at all levels during the 2019 general elections even as Saraki assured the women and youth of inclusiveness in a PDP-led government.
Speaking further, the Senate President said that Kwarans will resist plans by some desperate politicians and their local collaborators to annex the state to the South west using the APC and its candidates in the coming general elections.
Saraki said Kwara belongs to Kwarans and all efforts by seasonal politicians to hand it over to their Lagos and Abuja paymasters shall be frustrated.
“This election is not about me or our governorship candidate, Razak Atunwa. It’s about this state and our tradition. Time will tell about whatever we do today. We go back to PDP because we need a government that will care for our people and give jobs to our people. We should not vote a candidate whose D-G said ‘he does not care, he does not know.”
Also speaking, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed lamented the wide spread hunger and poverty in the society and called on the people to bring back the PDP at all levels.
“You can all see hunger, poverty in the last three years of APC government. We want to bring in PDP to change the narrative. We shall usher in PDP government in Nigeria and Kwara,” he added.
In his remarks, the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Hon Atunwa promised to run a government of welfarism if elected as the next governor.
He lamented that the APC-led federal government denied Kwara youths job placements adding that “Our government shall provide jobs for them and empower the women.”
In his words, the state chairman of the PDP, Hon. Kola Shittu said only PDP government will be beneficial to the people of the state and Nigerians in general.
Earlier, the Director General of PDP campaign council in the state, Prof. Abubakar Suleiman described APC as a party of deceit which does not meant well for the people of Kwara State while appreciating Kwarans for their unwavering support for Saraki.
While calling on the people not to vote for ‘ghost’, the D-G said: “Kwara election is between the real stakeholders and pretenders and those with territorial expansionist ambition. Kwara belongs to the north and we should not allow them to take the state to the South west.