The National Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari, for directing Security Agents to deal ruthlessly with ballot box snatchers, during the 2019 general elections.
Speaking at a PDP youth rally, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Thursday, where about 10,000 decampees were received by the Leaders of the party, Saraki said that a President who love his people, would not have ordered Soldiers to kill them.
This is just as he expressed confidence that Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the PDP, will emerge as the new Nigerian President, on Saturday, pointing out that Nigerians’ support for the PDP’s Presidential Candidate across the length and breadth of the country, is overwhelming.
The PDP Leader, who said that the APC-led government has no agenda for either Nigeria or its people, enjoined Nigerians, especially the youths, to vote for Atiku, in the Saturday Presidential election, in order “to say goodbye to hunger and poverty in Nigeria”.
Saraki, who said that the government of Atiku Abubakar had promised 40 percent appointment for youths when elected, added that, votes for the PDP would ensure growth and development of Nigeria and Kwara State.
He enjoined the youths to vote for the PDP Candidates in the coming elections, saying that, their votes would ensure sustenance of the integrity of Kwara State and its people.
Saraki, had earlier led the campaign train of the PDP to Malete, Shao, in Kwara North and Oke-Oyi, in Ilorin East (Kwara Central).
At Shao in Moro Local Government Area, the Ohoro Shao, Alhaji Bamidele Alabi Adegbite, declared his support and that of his subjects for the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He assured the Senate President, that his subjects would cast their votes for all PDP Candidates in the Saturday’s elections, and the subsequent ones.
While asking God to grant Saraki resounding success in the general elections, Oba Adegbite added: “You shall retain your position as Senate President. We will support all your Candidates. Your enemies shall be brought to shame.”
He thanked Saraki for the donation of a giant generating set to the Palace, and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, for giving the community a motorised borehole.
The Monarch also clarified that: “Shao is not an enemy of Ilorin. The Emir is our Paramount Ruler. We hold him in high esteem.”
Earlier, the Senate President, thanked the Monarch for his support for the State Government.
He intimated him on the need for Nigerians, especially Kwarans, to elect the PDP Presidential Candidate as the nation’s next President.
At the home front, he said that the PDP is the only party that has programmes for every part of the State, assuring that Razak Atunwa’s administration would consolidate on the gains already recorded by the administration of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.