Noah Ebije, Kaduna
The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that his government will not be run by a cabal, adding that he will be fully in charge of affairs.
He noted that the present government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inflicted the nation with pains and poverty because President Muhammadu Buhari is not in full control.
Atiku who stated this during an interactive session with stakeholders from the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State at the Trade Fair complex, reiterated that PDP will not tolerate any form of ballot snatching and will not indulge in any action against the electoral law but, insisting that the order to kill any ballot box snatcher is undemocratic.
He said if elected as president in next Saturday’s election, he would sell off the NNPC to provide more development, stressing that, his decision was against the backdrop that only very few were benefiting from the operations of the national assets at the expense of the entire Nigerians.
To this end, he challenged President Buhari who is equally the Minister of Petroleum to relinquish the running of the NNPC to ordinary people to show his level of sincerity.
He said: “If I get elected as president, 40 percent of my cabinet will be youth and education will be provided for all regardless of any affiliation, and my government will not be run by cabals.
“The women will be given their due and will not be relegated to the kitchen, while the physically-challenged will be carried along accordingly.”
On his part, the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, told the state’s stakeholders to resist every form of provocation to warrant postponement of the election in the state.
According to him, “the governor is running from one place to another seeking federal support to shift the elections; all such efforts will fail.
“I urge us all to be resolute to vote Atiku Abubakar in the coming election and all other candidates of the PDP in all the elections.
“Resist all forms of provocations because what the government of the day wants is to cause violence so as to shift the elections particularly in the strongholds of the PDP; we must not fall for their plans.”