Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar spoke to reporters in Rivers State on July 29, 2021.
Former Vice President and PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has lamented the state of the nation under the leadership of the All Progressives Congress.
According to him, insecurity and unemployment have never been “this bad” in Nigeria.
He made the comment while speaking to journalists at the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt.
“I have never seen it (insecurity) this bad,” he said. “I am 70 years plus, I have never seen it this bad in terms of security challenges, in terms of economy, in terms of unemployment. This is the worst.”
On Wednesday, Atiku had met with Governor Nyesom Wike.
A statement signed by Wike’s spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, said Atiku had travelled to Rivers state to discuss PDP affairs.
“Well, I came here to reconcile with the governor on party affairs and how we can ensure that there is unity and stability in the party,” Atiku said.
“So, that we can take over government in 2023. I believe that Nigerians can’t wait for 2023 to come, so that PDP will return.”
Atiku said the PDP “will come up with our policies” and “present them to Nigerians when the time comes.”
“We have done that before,” he added. “Under PDP, we recorded the highest economic growth, the best foreign reserves, we reduced unemployment. You know that we can do it.”