Atiku Abubakar, one of the front-runners for the presidential ticket of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), on Tuesday said that President Buhari’s government most corrupt since the return to civilian governance 1999.
The former vice president of the country from 1999-2007 made the comment while addressing members of the PDP at the party’s secretariat in Abakaliki, Ebonyi capital.
Atiku, widely perceived as one of the most corrupt politician in the country also noted that he cannot explain why there is so much division among members of the ruling APC.
Atiku told the gathering, “What is happening today in our country is in contravention with all our provisions of our constitution. In our federation, we are supposed to have an inclusive government but you know that this federal government is not inclusive.”
“You know that this federal government is not united; you know that this federal government is incompetent; you know that this federal government is more corrupt than any government we have come through since 1999.
“So, let nobody come and deceive you on corruption, they are more corrupt than any government that I know since 1999 and we shall be revealing their level of corruption. Fighting corruption alone is not the only responsibility of government.”
He continued, “Our unemployment is accelerated high and there have never a time we had more than 11 million people, young people, young women thrown out of job. Today, we have more than 11 million unemployed people.”
“Today, we have witnessed much insecurity in this country. Today, we are witnessing high inflation the APC government has brought to us in this country.”
“On Monday, 40 political parties came together to meet themselves to present one candidate for presidential election,” he said.
“The coalition is going to have one candidate for presidential election, one candidate for governor, one candidate for senator, one candidate for house of reps, one candidate for house of assembly, one candidate for party chairman.
”We need this alliance because what I have seen in the last three years is what I have not seen in the last 35 years in this country. Therefore, we are determined, we are united and we are ready to make sure that in the next election whether state or national or federal, we will kick out APC in every state in this country.”