3 December 2018

Nigeria: PDP Storms Sokoto for Presidential Campaign Today

Ahead of today's flag off of its zonal presidential rally in Sokoto State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that the Northwest bears imprints of neglect by the Buhari administration.

In a statement by director of media and publicity of the PDP presidential campaign council (PPCC), Kola Ologbondiyan, the party noted that the rally will address the concerns, plights, fears and aspirations of Nigerians in the geo-political zone in line with the policy document of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Ologbondiyan said, "The PDP presidential campaign will use the rally to touch base with leaders in the geo-political zone on further consultations on the national consensus to rescue our nation from the misrule of the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency and the dysfunctional All Progressives Congress (APC).

"The campaign notes that the Northwest bears heavy imprints of neglect by President Buhari's administration, the President and the APC cannot point to any key development project articulated and completed by it in the last three and half years, despite the huge resources it claims to have channeled to the zone.

"The campaign revealed that the zone is hugely disappointed in President Buhari, who had failed to fulfill any of his 2015 campaign promises even as it is piqued by his 2019 'next level' campaign mantra which shows Mr. President's lack of remorse for his failures.

"It notes that the North West zone has completely lost confidence in President Buhari and is now rallying with the PDP's Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has demonstrated an unrivaled competence and political will to reposition the nation and return her to the path of national cohesion and economic prosperity.

"Finally the campaign appreciates the entire people of the North West geo-political zone and Nigerians in general for the unprecedented outpouring of goodwill, prayers and support for Atiku Abubakar, since his popular emergence as the party's Presidential candidate".

Meanwhile, PDP presidential candidate, former Vice President, Atiku Abukakar, has appointed three youths and a woman as aides.

The new appointments are contained in a press statement issued by his media adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe, in Abuja yesterday.

The new appointees are Dr Ahmed Adamu, special assistant (youth and strategy); Aliyu Bin Abbas; special assistant (youth support groups); Phrank Shuaibu, special assistant (public communications) and Mrs Funmi Lamuye, special assistant (South-West).

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