I will embark on $10bn empowerment scheme for youths – Atiku

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Akure, Nov. 30, 2022 – Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has promised to embark on a $10 billion for youth empowerment scheme if voted into power.

Atiku made the promise at a rally in Akure on Wednesday to kick-start his campaign in the South-West, saying that the scheme had already been captured in his policy document.

“We would set aside enough money to take care of our youths. We would set aside $10 billion as a fund to empower our young women and men.

“It’s going to be our top priority. We will also provide enough funds for our education,” he said.

Atiku described the eight years of President Buhari’s administration as a waste.

Atiku said that the 16 years spent by the PDP in administering Nigeria could not be compared with the eight years of President Buhari.

“You can’t compare what the PDP has done in 16 years with what the APC has done in eight years, they have done nothing.”

Atiku decried the high rates of unemployment and poverty across the country.

He said that the failure of the current administration to secure the country and provide social amenities to the citizens confirmed the failure of the Buhari-led government.

Atiku promised that his administration would end the issue of insecurity bedeviling the country if he wins the election, stressing that “We (PDP) will stop the insecurity in Nigeria.”

He commended the PDP in Ondo State for recording the highest votes in the South-West during the 2019 presidential elections and urged PDP members and supporters in the state to replicate the same in the forthcoming polls.

“We have started our campaign rally from Ondo State in the South-West. It is deliberate to show you what you have done to us in the last election in 2019 because we appreciate it.

“If you give us again, we will end insecurity, we will make all the federal roads leading to your state to other parts of the country motorable,” he said.

The PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, urged Nigerians not to be discouraged by the bad administration of the ruling APC.

Ayu said that the opposition party was coming to correct the wrongs of the ruling APC if voted into office in 2023.

He also pleaded to the people of Ondo to give the PDP presidential candidate and other candidates of the party the highest votes in the 2023 general election.(GBN}

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