Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has assured Nigerians that if elected, will commence restructuring of the country with the first six months of his administration.
Atiku, meanwhile, lamented that the current debt profile of the country was alarming, saying President Muhammadu Buhari has borrowed excessively.
He disclosed these on Thursday at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) southwest presidential campaign flag off in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
While addressing the crowd that trooped to the rally, the PDP presidential candidate, said: “What is important is the restructuring. Within six months, I shall start the process of leading us to the restructuring of this country.
“I will ensure that the southwest is returned to the PDP. If you give me your support, you will never regret it,” the former vice president added.
Atiku accused the Muhammadu Buhari administration of putting the country in debt, saying it has borrowed so much money in the last three years.
He stated that the PDP administration was providing the best educational advancement and job opportunities for the people before the All Progressives Congress (APC) came to allegedly deceive them.
According to him, we believed in them; they told us they would give us jobs, prosperity, but instead they gave us menial jobs.
“I stand before you today to say that we shall return the prosperity of this nation. I want to say that the southwest will be known again for its educational advancement.”
Earlier, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who is also the Director General of the PDP Campaign Council accused the present administration of failing to secure the people and their properties.
He urged the electorate to consider Atiku as a better alternative while former Governor Obi noted that the PDP was the only party that can provide good jobs for the masses.
At the campaign which enjoyed the presence of the party’s bigwigs, including its National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who lamented that the nation was in crisis and only the party’s candidate can rescue it from its challenges.
He described Atiku as strong, fit and articulate to lead Nigeria and asked the people to cast their votes in favour of the PDP in the coming elections.
The PDP chairman insisted that the party was on a rescue mission and called for a minute’s silence for all those who lost their lives, including the late OPC leader Fredrick Fasheun.