This is true even though he has said that the return of the PDP would bring peace back to the country and bring the North and South together in 2023.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, has said that things have gotten very bad in the country and promised to fix them.
Atiku says that Nigerians are sick of what is going on in the country. He also says that all kinds of bad things can be found in the country.
Atiku said this on Thursday at the opening of a 9.5-kilometer, 10-lane ring road and 5.4-kilometer drainage system built by Akwa Ibom State's Hensek Integrated Services.
He said that the PDP has strong leaders who can bring Nigeria back to its proud place among nations. He asked the people to help the party get back into power.
The former vice president was there through the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri. He said he hoped that Nigeria could be saved again with the help and prayers of the elders and clergy, and he asked everyone to work together to make that happen.
He said, “We're tired of what's going on in this country. All the bad things in the world are here in Nigeria, but with the help of our elders and clergy and their prayers, we'll get out of this mess we're in.”
“This party has good and capable leaders and members who can bring about the kind of country we want. I'd like to thank the governor for making such big progress, which will bring investors to Akwa Ibom State. I'm glad that I'm a part of history and will be the one to start this project in the state. I thank you and God.
“We are thankful that the governor had the foresight to make Akwa Ibom the hub for aviation, health, infrastructure, and even farming. The candidate for president, the unifier, has asked me to tell you that he will work to unite the whole country, from north to south, for the country's good.
During his speech, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, thanked the people and the whole community for helping to build the road.
“We planned for the commissioning to happen tonight so that the people will be happy to see your true colors.”
“I want to make a special announcement. We are standing in the middle, and the building to the left is named after my former DG, the late Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga, (rtd), who was the first native governor of Akwa Ibom. On the right is a street named after Dr. Clement Isong, who used to be the governor. “I thank Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, our presidential candidate, who was well-represented by Governor Fintiri, the governor of Adamawa,” he said.
In his message of goodwill, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state and head of the Nigerian Governors Forum, praised the governor for what he had done.
“We are here to open 9.5 kilometers of 10 lanes. If you multiply 9.5 by 10, you get about 95 kilometers of road, and you know what that means. My brother, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has done well in almost every area, such as aviation, infrastructure, capital human development, education, and health.
In his speech, former Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki said that he was in the state to make history and that Governor Udom Emmanuel's performance was proof of what PDP governors can do.
He said, “The Nigerian people shouldn't be surprised that you're a PDP governor. You are telling Nigerians what the PDP can do and what they are doing in the state. Nigerians, you no longer need to talk. If you want a country that does well, let the PDP take the lead.”