The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday flagged off his campaign for the 2019 presidential election.
The commencement of his campaign came a few hours after the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, flagged off his at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
In the flag off which was broadcast on his social media handles, Atiku started with the launch of a document called The Atiku Plan.
The document contains the presidential candidate’s plan to make Nigeria better.
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His words: “Today, I am formally presenting myself to you as the presidential candidate of not just the @OfficialPDPNig, but of the hopes and aspirations of all Nigerians.
“The most important question in this election is: ‘Are you better off than you were four years ago? Are we richer or poorer?’ That is why our primary focus is on getting Nigeria working again.”
Vowing to run an inclusive leadership if elected, he stated: “Atiku Abubakar is 100% for 100% of Nigerians, 100% of the time.”
He stated further: “Too often, Nigerians have been promised better governance by those seeking their votes.
“Such individuals have preyed on the legitimate desires of our people for their conditions to be improved, that they make all sorts of promises.
“I am not one for making grandiose promises. Rather than promises, I believe in policies.
“A promise is an indication to do a future action. A policy is a plan to achieve future goals.
“As the International Monetary Fund stated very recently, it is the failure of this government to have a coherent and comprehensive set of policies combined with poor leadership that has led to its failure to deliver.
“Over the last 18 months, I have worked with the best experts Nigeria has to offer, to come up with policies and plans that when implemented will get Nigeria going in the right direction again.
”If elected President, I will be pro-active in attracting investments and supporting the 50 million small and medium scale enterprises across Nigeria for the purpose of doubling the size of our Gross Domestic Product to US$900 billion by 2025.”