The All Progressives Congress (APC), which has been in power for seven years, has been accused by PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar of failing to bring Nigerians together
“Our experience in the past seven years under the government of APC has made us doubt our strength as a people,” he said in a broadcast late Wednesday.
“In fact, it is safe to say that the greatest thing that the APC government will be remembered for is how it failed to maintain the integrity of our unity, how it has put a knife between the things that hitherto held us together.”
Additionally, the former vice president declared that his administration would reconstruct the nation if elected in February 2019.
“Nigerian people are excellent supporters and team players in a leadership environment that is open, friendly, and merit-based. We have the will and determination not only to promote the pursuit of happiness but also the actual attainment of happiness and the good life in an egalitarian society.
“These hallmarks of our civilisation require that we restructure Nigeria in every facet of endeavour, open up the democratic space and mobilise our collective energy towards full-scale economic production,” Atiku stated.
The PDP candidate said he is “determined to restore hope, rebuild our broken fabrics, reverse the locust years of bleeding of our commonwealth, and place Nigeria on the world map”.
The Adamawa-born politician, who served as vice president from 1999 to 2007, has long desired to lead Nigeria. He has tough opponents in the election of 2023, including Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Bola Tinubu of the APC.