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General News of Monday, 1 November 2021


Nigeria is in shambles under the APC - Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar at a PDP National convention play videoFormer Vice President, Atiku Abubakar at a PDP National convention

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate for the largest opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a failure.

The former Vice President made the comment during the two-day national convention of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja last weekend adding that the country has never been in such a bad state as it is now.

"PDP fought inflation to single-digit and stabilized the foreign exchange market which the APC destroyed with its cluelessness and incompetence," Atiku Abubakar said.

"All through my life, I have never seen our dear country in such a bad shape. We have become so disunited, with so much unemployment and insecurity in the country.

"Nigeria is now at a precipice because of the lackluster performance of the APC, but we now have the chance to atone for the mistakes of our past leadership, a chance to steer our country to its right position in the comity of nations.

"As humans, none of us is perfect and we will continue to strive to make our country better for the good of all Nigerians.

"The APC has proven itself to be incompetent and we are now ready to rescue, restore and rebuild the foundation of our beloved country.

"We have a collective aspiration to return Nigeria to the path of growth and development and I call on all members of our party and indeed, all well-meaning citizens of our great country to join us in this struggle."

Other leaders of the PDP also deplored "the poor state of Nigeria" and urged citizens to support the party’s mission to salvage the country.

Welcoming delegates to the convention, Chairman of the National Planning Committee of the Convention and Governor of Adamawa, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Fintiri, said the convention was a starting point for Nigeria's "rescue mission."

"For Nigeria, the present APC-led government is hell-bent on rail-roading the country into multi-faceted recession in all fronts - from economy to governance, national security to diplomacy, poverty to unemployment, anti-corruption to the observance of the rule of law and citizenship to national cohesion.

"Indeed, the country has never had it this bad and that Nigeria was better by far when PDP was in power is not in doubt and that the people relished those golden moments when the PDP held sway at the centre is also not in doubt," Fintiri said.

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