Atiku will stop borrowing, says PDP PCC

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The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council has said that the party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will not be asking for debt forgiveness from foreign countries if elected.

It said Atiku would rather ensure that the repayment terms and interest rates are in line with global terms.

It also promised that the former Vice President will stop borrowing.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, the council’s Director of Voter Intelligence and Strategy, Osita Chidoka, said, “We are not asking them to forgive our debt, we are asking them to make sure that our repayment terms and our interest rates are in safe and global terms and we will be able to make sure that we fulfil those obligations as of when due.

“Nigeria needs that person that will reintroduce sensible economic policies, so the first thing we will do about our debts is when you are in a hole, you stop digging so we will stop digging, we will stop borrowing to start with and stopping borrowing means that we are going to review our economic revenue profile and make sure that the government expenditure is not on the wrong priority.”

Chidoka, while insisting that Atiku will win the election, added, “I have not seen any poll that said he will not be second in the South-East and probably win some states in the South-South. I have not seen any other poll that said other than Lagos in the South-West and he is not the second in the South-West.


“While we have the candidate of the APC that may hold in the South-West, there is no other region where he will win, he doesn’t win the South-East, South-South, North West, and North-East, so he has no pathway to power.”

Chidoka added that the PDP and its candidate are ready for the election considering all efforts that have been put in place to coast to victory.

He said, “The PDP is ready for the elections. The Election Day plans are driven by data, technology, tested process and most importantly, our people on the ground in the entire 176,606 polling units in the country.

“PDP is fielding candidates for all 109 senate seats and 360 House of Representatives seats. Every single person on the PDP ticket is committed to making the country great again.

“We have seen first-hand what eight years of the APC has done to our people and we are determined to right the wrongs of the last eight years. No doubt Nigeria is currently moving at a great speed in the wrong direction. But together, we can pull the brakes and reverse the direction.