Atiku Under Fire Over ‘No Vote, No Contracts’ Remarks
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 20, 2023
The All Progressives Congress and the Social Democratic Party on Thursday knocked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, over his vote-for-appointments comments in Abeokuta.
It was gathered that Atiku, during a town hall meeting with stakeholders of the PDP in Ogun State on Wednesday, said members who wish to get appointments and contracts in his administration must ensure the party wins in their polling units.
The former vice president during the campaign rally in Ogun also promised industrialization, devolution of power, employment for the youths, and prosperity for all Nigerians.
Reacting to Atiku’s comments, the spokesperson of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council Festus Keyamo (SAN), said Atiku was already promising people contracts in disregarding the Public Procurement Act.
Similarly, the spokesperson of the Social Democratic Party, Rufus Ayenigba, said, the party will leave the decision to decide the next president of the nation to the electorate; adding that there is nothing about Atiku and Tinubu that Nigerians don’t know.