Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Candidate in Benin promised to make job creation and youth development his major fucus if elected president on February 16.
Atiku Abubakar who accused the APC of plotting to rig the forthcoming general elections by importing foreigners into the country to vote in the February 16 elections told Edo people to shine their eyes on election day so as to resist any attempt to rig the election.
Addressing PDP Presidential rally in Benin, Atiku told the people of Edo state that the only way to stop the hunger and poverty currently ravaging the length and breadth of the country is to vote out President Buhari and his APC government.
Atiku advised the party faithful to be vigilant and watchful and should not allow anybody to force them to leave their polling unit after voting but to stay-put and allow the result to be declared before leaving their units.
“When you vote, like I said, it is about your future, where you vote, stay there, tell them that that result must be called and if you go, they will cheat you, they will rig the election.
“You see how they are bringing people from Niger and Chad. They will come in your own country to turn you to slave, do not agree.now after that you can now go and make sure they do not rig you”, he said.
The PDP presidential candidate who arrived the rally ground at 5pm said Nigerians should not forget in a hurry how PDP rescued the country from poverty and debts that the ruling APC has returned the country into.
“They have already destroyed this country. This is the first time we are having 21 million out of jobs. Never in this country, most of you people are out of jobs, it is APC that has caused this problem for you. So, join me now to send them home
“We are not like APC, you know what PDP has done for this country. The price of crude was $11 yet we saved to pay all our foreign debts. We saw prosperity, we saw gsm revolution. We want to continue with this prosperity. So we appeal to you to vote PDP”, he said.
He however promised to create jobs for the unemployed in the country.
“I have always told Nigerians that I am the bridge between my generation and your own generation.
“There is something I can see here, virtually 90 percent are young men and young women and that is why I said my government is going to be made up of 70 percent young men and women because if you look at the number of people who have registered between the young men and women, they constitute about 70 percent and what does it mean? It means we have to prepare you to take over the reign of government of this country, we have to prepare you so that you can have a meaningful career. Whatever you want to do, so that you can succeed”, he said.
Speaking also, the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus appealed to INEC not to use the IDPs to rig the forthcoming general elections.
“Today we are convinced without reasonable doubt that the people of Edo State have come out here in their numbers and by your own mandate, come 16 of February, you will come out to vote Atiku .
“Atiku is coming to rescue Nigeria from poverty, from hunger, from mass stealing, to create jobs, he is very energetic with his wealth of experience, he will bring to and Nigeria will be better again but we warn INEC not to use IDPs to rig the election”, he said.