2023: I’ll set aside $10bn  for  youths, women employment-Atiku


The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Alhaji  Atiku Abubakar, has promised to set aside $10 billion for  youths and women  employment if elected as President in 2023 .

This is even as his party, PDP , berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) for expressing concern over the use of Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) and INEC Results Viewing Portal (RVP) with the excuse that it is not comfortable with the technology, less than 100 days to general elections.

While reacting to the  BVAS issue, the Director of  Strategic Communication of Atiku Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu,  said that APC is jittery and setting the nation back to 50 years, the Spokesperson of Atiku/Okowa Campaign Organization, Kola Ologbondiyan said that the development confirmed that the APC and its Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, do not have genuine followership among Nigerians ahead of the 2023 elections.

Speaking at the presidential campaign rally in Kwara, Atiku said that APC came on board four years ago in Kwara state and deceived them, lied to them and have not performed.

“I want to assure you that youth unemployment which is all over the country not peculiar to Kwara State. Most of you here are under the age of thirty, most of you have no jobs, and most of you have no businesses. We will make sure in our programme; I have promised that I will set aside $10 billion to make sure that youths and women get employment,” he said.

Earlier, in his speech, the Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa said he is happy with what he has seen in Kwara.  Okowa said the huge crowd receiving PDP showed that people are very hungry and are ready to drive away hunger.

He said “the PDP is ready to create employment and won’t allow our children stay 8 month without going to school.”

He further assured that, “the PDP will win in all six geo-political zone of the country. We will work with the people and rebuild Nigeria.”

Chairman of the peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyiorcha Ayu, said “The PDP is one big united family, we are on our way back to victory. PDP has come back to rescue Nigeria and put it back on development track to rescue all families.”

“Don’t allow anyone to deceive, we are hungrier than we were in 2015. Bring out your voters card, come out en-mass and vote all PDP candidates especially Atiku in the general election”.

Ayu later presented the PDP’s flag to Shuaibu Yema, the governorship candidate of the party.

On his part, the former President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki asked the party’s supporters to vote massively for all candidates of the party in the next year’s election, saying the people can trust him and the party’s leadership.

He said, “I stood and fought for democracy, APC came and lied to you and noe you knw the difference. It is time for Nigerians, starting from Kwara to kick out APC.

“When PDP was in power exchange rate was 200 and now it is 800, we are all tired.” He told the mammoth crowd.

“Atiku loves Kwara since the days of my father, other candidates don’t love you, they merely want to exploit you,” Saraki told PDP supporters in Kwara.

Earlier, Kwara state PDP chairman assured party supporters in the state that, “Our incoming President, Atiku Abubakar would restore security, revive the economy.”

The PDP governorship candidate said the people of Kwara are tired of “APC misrule, which have plunged the country into debt, especially the state, of over N300billion.”

Governor Tambuwal in his remarks thanked the Kwara PDP for a warm welcome and urged the people to vote massively for Atiku in next year’s election.

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