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Atiku in Lagos, throws jab at Tinubu, says state rules by single family since 1999

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar in Lagos on Monday warned the people of Lagos against returning APC to power at both the state and federal levels.

Atiku, at the PDP’s presidential rally in Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos said the APC did not build the major infrastructure in the state. He added that only “a single family has ruled the state for 23 years.

“The Federal Government built the third mainland bridge, Agege Motor Road, and other road infrastructures in the state, the APC government is lying to you about developing Lagos.

“It is time for you to liberate yourself from a family government in power for over 23 years, by voting Jandor as your governor,” the main opposition party candidate said.

The PDP flag bearer also promised to privatise all the refineries to raise $10 billion for women and youth empowerment in the country.

He said, “I will set aside $10 billion to empower young men and women.

“People have asked how I will get the money, but If I privatise the Warri refinery and others, I will get the money,” he told the crowd at the party campaign rally.

Atiku further emphasised restructuring of the country if elected.

“If I am voted I will restructure the country. For the past 23 years, you have been voting one family it is time to liberate yourself and vote Jandor.

Recall that many elder statesmen in the country have called for restructuring which some have argued would solve some of the national problems currently facing the country.

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Earlier, the governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, told the party’s supporters that he would stop all forms of harassment allegedly by the National Union of Road Transport Workers and other miscreants hibernating in all motor parks and garages in the state.

“In the last 23 years, we haven’t seen anything in Lagos and it is time for us to have a meaningful government in Lagos by voting me,” the governorship candidate of the party said.

Jandor alleged that the “poverty rate has increased since Sanwo-Olu took over despite his claims of investment of N10 billion in the employment trust fund in Lagos.”

“Funke and I have been contributing our quota and employing people, we pay our taxes.

“Let me use this opportunity to tell the people of Lagos that, you say the touts are terrorizing you, but the government doesn’t want that stopped.

“As your governor, I will stop all forms of harassment in markets and motor parks and this is our pledge to the people of Lagos,” Jandor said.

Speaking also at the rally, the party’s Vice Presidential candidate and governor of Delta, Ifeanyi Okowa told the crowd, “I know Lagos is ready to deliver a massive vote for the PDP in the 2023 polls.

“Atiku is acceptable all over the country and he is the one who can deliver to the people. The PDP wants to restore the lost glory of the country.”

“The resources of Lagos must be used for the people. Not where the rich will become richer and poor poorer. Atiku is the only candidate that can restore the glory of the lost country.

“Therefore go from door to door and house to house campaign to the people, PDP will restore Nigeria’s greatness,” Okowa said.

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