The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign train arrived Kaduna the capital of the old Northern region with a strong message for the northern poor popularly called the takalawas to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC for dumping them after collecting their votes in 2015.
Speaker after speaker at the well attended Town Hall meeting at the conference center of the Kaduna International Trade Fair complex marshaled points portraying President Buhari as an ungrateful political leader who abandoned the people who brought him to power.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus told the crowd of PDP leaders drawn from all sections of Kaduna state that there is no blame for the North who voted for Buhari and APC in 2015 but having abandoned the people who brought him to office he should not be allowed to remain in office.
” Rather than care for your needs when he got your votes he came up with selfish polices that made the country the headquarters of global poverty..
” Under Buhari and the APC, your situation has gone from bad to worse, you lost your jobs because industries folded up, under his watch it has been endless blood letting and divisive policies that have left us more divided than ever.
“Atiku Abubakar, the candidate the PDP is presenting to you to be the next President of Nigeria, will rectify everything, unite Nigerians, create jobs, open up our industries and tackle poverty squarely. He has the experience in both public and private sectors and is well equipped for the job.
The PDP National Chairman told the cheering crowd that “Atiku is not an angry bitter man, he is a happy man who engages and relates with people of all divides.”
In his own remarks, the Presidential candidate, Atiku, assured the people that his Presidency will restore Kaduna as the pride of the north by bringing back closed industries and provide jobs for the teeming youths.
The candidate also assured the people of Kaduna state who had earlier complained of insecurity that has displaced them from their homes that his presidency will ensure that the issue of clashes and violence in the state will be squarely tackled by his administration.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Yakubu Dogara told the people that President Buhari after coming to power through their votes turned his back on them and wondered what score card he can show that he attended to the peoples needs.
The former Vice President Namadi Sambo, two former Governors of Kaduna state Ahmad Makarfi, and Rahman Yaro as well as the former Governor Of Katsina state Ibrahim Shema and the Deputy Director General of the Campaign Tanimu Turaki as well as the PDP gubernatorial candidate for Kaduna Alhaji Isa Ashiru all spoke on the need to turnout on Saturday to vote and defend their votes for PDP and Atiku Abubakar.
The high points of the well attended town hall meeting which featured questions from the various segments, the youths, the elders, the Women was the request from the physically challenged who told the Presidential candidate that they are tired of always getting personal assistants and Special assistants to the President that he should consider them on his swearing for positions like Minister of either Finance or Education.
The Candidate and his team also met with a section of market women in the state where he promised them of a Presidency that will create enabling environment for business to flourish.