The erstwhile Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has asked Nigerians to vote Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidentail candidate in the 2019 general elections because he is the only one experienced enough to alleviate poverty and hunger.
He said this today in Sokoto state as the major opposition party began her campaign rallies ahead of the next February’s polls.
He passed a credit on all the 30 presidential candidates which include President Muhammadu Buhari, a former minister, Oby Ezekwesili, former deputy governor of CBN, Kingsley Moghalu and others but said PDP has been able to run with a vision of alleviating hunger in her 16 years of rule at the top.
He also stated that the northwest has the capacity to show Nigeria the way by voting the right candidate.
He said, “The northwest is the most populous part of Nigeria, and we believe that the northwest will show Nigeria the way.
“From 1999 till today, we have seen four presidents from Obasanjo to our late brother, Yar’adua to myself and the current President.
“You have seen how the various Presidents and the various parties have worked and one thing that is very clear is that PDP is still the number 1 Party.
“There is something that all of us feel as human beings. Every day, everybody must eat and if you cannot eat well, then you won’t be happy.
“PDP is the only party that can make sure that all of us eat very well in the morning, afternoon and evening.
“And let us not make any mistake. Those of us who are adults, old enough to vote, if we vote wrongly, our children and grandchildren will not forgive us.
“Today our country has a lot of challenges and we have looked at all the presidential candidates.
“We have about 30 presidential candidates, being presented by about 30 political parties.
“All of them are good people. We have known them, but among all, we have seen that it is only Atiku that can deliver.
“Atiku is experienced enough. He has demonstrated clearly from his personal life and his business life that he has that capacity to bring this country to one and make sure that our economy grows so that all of us will have food to eat”