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Former Nigerian Vice President and PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has decried the state of the nation under the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) saying positing that it has never been this bad.
The government made the comment while interacting with journalists at the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
‘I have never seen it (insecurity) this bad,’ he said. ‘I am 70 years plus, I have never seen it this bad in terms of security challenges, in terms of economy, in terms of unemployment. This is the worst.’
Africa Today News, New York had earlier reported that Atiku had met with Governor Nyesom Wike in Porth hacourt.
A statement signed by Wike’s spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, said Atiku had travelled to Rivers state to discuss PDP affairs.
‘Well, I came here to reconcile with the governor on party affairs and how we can ensure that there is unity and stability in the party,’ Atiku said.
‘So, that we can take over government in 2023. I believe that Nigerians can’t wait for 2023 to come, so that PDP will return.’
Atiku said the PDP ‘will come up with our policies” and “present them to Nigerians when the time comes.’
‘We have done that before,’ he added. ‘Under PDP, we recorded the highest economic growth, the best foreign reserves, we reduced unemployment. You know that we can do it.’
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK