The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has promised to start the process of restructuring the country within six months of his administration, if voted into power.
He made the pledge while speaking to a thrilled huge crowd at the party’s South-west rally, held in Ibadan on Thursday.
The Waziri Adamawa told the crowd of party faithful and supporters, “In the next two months you will be required to make history in this country. Since the return of democracy in 1999; the best prosperity we have enjoyed in this country was under the PDP.
The best peace we have enjoyed in this country was under the PDP; the best educational advancement all parts of this country enjoyed was under the PDP.’’
The presidential candidate added that the progressive trend was aborted in 2015 when “the All Progressives Congress (APC) lied its way to power, promising to secure the country, improve the economy and create jobs.”
Atiku said rather than keep these promises; the APC worsened the condition of Nigeria and its people.
He said, “In 2015, some liars deceived you people; they came to deceive us and we believed in them; we gave them the opportunity. They said they were going to create jobs, instead of creating jobs we have lost about 12 million jobs since they came to power.
“They said they were going to create prosperity, but since they came, we have gotten poorer to the extent that today we have surpassed any country in the world in terms of poverty; we are the headquarters of poverty in the world. Is that the kind of government you want to continue with?
“My brothers and sisters I stand before you today to promise you that we shall return your prosperity and the prosperity of this country. If you give me the opportunity again, I will assemble the best team so that we can return prosperity to our country.”
The former vice-president said the South-west has been known for its educational strides before independence and promised to continue to invest in education to make sure that the zone excels.
On restructuring, Atiku promised, “Let me tell you one of the most important policies I have advocated for in this country is restructuring. Today I stand before you to pledge that within six months, we shall start the process of reconstructing this country.”