Friday January 28, 2022 7:52 PM

PDP far better than APC if compared, Atiku insists

Former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has claimed that Nigeria performed better during the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,

According to him, the PDP government is better compared to what Nigeria currently facing under the All Progressives Congress led by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku who stated this Tuesday when he visited  Akwa Ibom State as part of his tour across the nation to ascertain the state of affairs.

Atiku said the PDP-led government did not only increase the GDP and industrialisation but promoted the growth of the private sector.

He said, “Just compare the economic indices during the PDP and also the APC reign, the growth in GDP and industrialization and other sectors of the economy, we did extremely well and we also promoted the growth of the private sector.”

He also lauded Governor Udom Emmanuel -led administration in Akwa Ibom State for the economic development and infrastructural transformation.

He said, “Quite a number of things have endeared me to Governor Udom Emmanuel, the infrastructural development in the state, the other sectors of the economy in the state, particularly the industrialization policy of the governor coupled with social sector development healthcare and education. These are very key areas of human development and he has not left them untouched.

“He has made a very remarkable impact that actually impressed me and I want to pay tributes to Governor Victor Attah who laid the foundation of this state today.”

Speaking, Governor Udom Emmanuel, while welcoming the former Vice president and his entourage described him as a detribalized leader who is committed towards the growth and progress of the nation.

He that despite the rich natural resources in the State, the State had not received its fair share of the resources.

“A state that sits on 36.5% oil and gas reserves of this nation; let them tell you what the federal government’s presence is, every single dual-carriage way you drive here is done by the state government. Every single structure you see in the state is put up by the state. Outside the Police they posted to me, they have not given me anything, ” the governor said.

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