Atiku sets appointment, contract conditions for PDP members

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has asked all party members to show the results of their polling units to benefit from his government if elected as the next president.

Atiku said this on Wednesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, during a town hall meeting with the stakeholders.

He gave the party members conditions that must be met to get appointments and contracts from his government when he becomes the president.

The former vice president insisted that if party members and leaders deliver at their polling units, it would be easy for the PDP to win the elections.

Dignitaries at the event included the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa-Ibom), Ademola Adeleke (Osun) and Senate Minority Leader, Phillip Aduda.

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, former Governors Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), the governorship candidate of the party in the state, Ladi Adebutu and his deputy Adekunle Akinlade and the Lagos state governorship candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, were also in attendance.

Responding to questions from the audience, Atiku said “You are all members of the PDP and supporters of the PDP, you want PDP to return to power, please I beg of you, make sure you win your polling booths.

“The fact that you are following the gubernatorial candidate or the senatorial candidate or the house of reps candidate or the presidential candidate to campaigns is no qualification that you will get an appointment. It is not a qualification that you will get a contract whether at the local government level, state, or federal level.

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“The only way as far as I’m concerned if I’m president, if you come and say you want a job or you want a contract, I will ask you to let me have the result of your polling booth and that is what I’m going to direct to everybody because unless we do that we will not win the elections.

“You cannot be following the governor all the place or the senator all the place and then you don’t win your polling booth and you come and say you want to be a minister or you want to get this contract.

“So, please as members of our party let us make sure that we go back to our constituencies and make sure that we deliver our polling units.”

Speaking on his programme, Atiku pledged to revamp the education sector in such a way that the incessant strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities will be put to an end.

He also promised to expand the nation’s economy in order to improve the living standards of Nigerians and workers.

While addressing thousands of PDP supporters at the mega rally, Atiku called on residents of the state to vote out the All Progressives Congress.

“The APC government has failed us and therefore it is our responsibility to make sure that they do not return to power,” Atiku said.

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