Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate , Atiku Abubakar , on Monday assured Ekiti people that he would not abandon them if given the opportunity to become the president .
Atiku, who said the All Progressives Congress government had abandoned the state in the areas of roads and federal presence , said he would rehabilitate all the Federal roads leading in and out of the state.
The PDP presidential candidate , who spoke at the Ekitiparapo Pavillion , Ado Ekiti , during his campaign in Ekiti State , said : When we were in the palace of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti , the traditional rulers made a case for roads . My administration will tar all the inter - state roads .
“ We will complete all Federal Government projects in the state . Our government will not promise and fail like President Muhammadu Buhari . We will also restore standard and quality education so that we can give you jobs. ”
Atiku said the Buhari administration was bereft of creative ideas to create jobs, hence the job losses that Nigerian youths had contended with since the present administration got to office .
He said : “ APC doesn ’ t know how to create jobs and doesn ’ t know how to give you same .
“ We have promised that 40 per cent of our portfolios will go to youths , while 30 per cent will go to women ; that is 70 per cent for youths and women .
“ We know how to do it; we have done it before , we will do it again , ” he assured.
PDP National Chairman , Prince Uche Secondus , cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Inspector General of Police , Idris Ibrahim , against “ plunging the nation into unnecessary chaos by attempting to subvert the mandate of the people in the general elections . ”
Secondus , who expressed optimism that his party would win the February 16 presidential race , alleged that President Buhari failed to fulfill his promises of job creation , fighting insecurity and surmounting the challenge of corruption “because he is too weak to rule a country as complex as Nigeria . ”
The PDP chairman urged Ekiti people and Nigerians to vote for Atiku to free the country from hunger and suffering , saying: “ We are going to win this election . Look at Atiku, he is tested and trusted in public and private sectors . He is a man that can turn economy around . He has the energy for the job . ”
Senate President Bukola Saraki, urged the people , particularly the youths , to vote Atiku, saying: “ There is no story. Youths , you are the future we need .
“ A leader has to make good his promises , but Buhari promised you jobs, security and to fight corruption . Has he fulfilled his promises ? No !
“ To do all these, you must know how to do it. Atiku is a man who knows how to create jobs, secure the country and also fight corruption. ”
Former Ekiti State Governor, Mr . Ayodele Fayose , promised PDP the votes of Ekiti people , saying: “ In Ekiti , we will deliver .
“ He that the gods will destroy , he will first make to run mad . That is the case of the current Federal Government, but PDP will deliver Nigeria from their poverty and misrule. ”
Among PDP chieftains at the campaign are PDP South West Chairman , Dr . Eddy Olafeso ; former Ogun State Governor , Mr . Gbenga Daniel; Senate Minority Leader , Biodun Olujimi ; former Ekiti State Deputy Governor , Prof . Kolapo Olusola; former Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada , Ambassador Dare Bejide ; and Ogun State PDP governorship candidate , Ladi Adebutu .
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