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PDP Convention Nigeria isn't working under APC - Atiku

Atiku said nothing is working in the country since President Muhammadu Buhari took office, adding that the APC has failed woefully.

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Atiku Abubakar (right) at the PDP national convention on Saturday, December 9, 2017

(The Cable)

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar on Saturday, December 09, 2017, berated the All Progressives Congress, saying the party is a total failure.

Speaking at the Eagle Square in Abuja, where the Peoples Democratic Party's national convention is ongoing, he said nothing is working in the country since President Muhammadu Buhari took office.

Atiku, who recently dumped APC for the PDP, said the ruling party has divided Nigerian more than ever.

"Under the APC Nigeria is not working, under the APC our people are not working. Let us consider what the APC has achieved versus what they promised in the last election. The APC promised us three million new jobs a year, in government the APC has lost three million jobs a year," Atiku said.

The former vice-president had some years ago decamped to the APC from the PDP but returned to the opposition party presumably to secure the party's presidential ticket for the 2019 election.

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He further said that "The APC promised us unity, under APC Nigeria is more divided and acrimonious since the civil war. The APC promised us restructuring, in office the APC denied restructuring. The APC promised war on corruption but all they have delivered is a war on the opposition.

"Comparing the APC in government and the record of the PDP in government, we in the PDP achieved a 10-year expectancy of our people. We the PDP helped Nigeria become the largest in Africa. As members of the PDP we all have a lot to be proud of. in the 16 years that we governed we made Nigeria prosperous. We made mistakes, we are human beings but we put our nation first.

"We now have an APC government which continues to blame the previous governments rather than solving the problems. The PDP is the party that will restructure Nigeria into a modern nation with working institutions."

Voting is still ongoing at the PDP convention even though some delegates have left after casting their ballot.

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