Mr Charles Aniagwu, spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, says the party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar‘s economic policy document would bridge the country’s growing divide between rich and poor.
He claimed that the economic blueprint contained in his manifesto titled “My Covenant With Nigerians” was meticulously crafted as an antidote to the country’s socioeconomic and political challenges.
Aniagwu stated on Arise News that the All Progressives Congress APC-led government at the center had mismanaged the economy so badly that food inflation would reach 23.72% in October 2022.
He believes Atiku has the ability to headhunt for talent capable of addressing the nation’s multifaceted challenges.
“Atiku’s economic policy is primarily to bridge the disparity between the have and have not in our country and to attempt to pull many Nigerians out of the poverty bracket.
“Atiku intends to do this by investing massively in the power sector which will help in reactivating the economy, reducing the size of government particularly at the federal level which is over bloated.
“He intends to channel such savings from the recurrent expenditure to capital expenditure to finance more infrastructural projects which will have more effect on the populace.
“Atiku is very concerned about the multiple forex regime and the non development of ports in eastern part of the country.”
Another prominent feature of Atiku’s economic policy document, he said, was to galvanize private sector participation in revamping a number of key industries that would create jobs for our teeming youths.
Aniagwu, who is also the Delta State Commissioner for Information, stated that the Atiku-Okowa administration would put the Oronsaye report into action to ensure governance efficiency and effectiveness.
He also allayed concerns about the party’s disagreement with the G5 leaders, saying that the PDP will win the 2023 election because Nigerians cannot afford a return of the APC, which mismanaged the country’s economy and security architecture.
“Atiku understands the need to realign the party’s structure and offices but the timing is the issue. The presidential candidate is on the verge of resolving the lingering and critical issues with the G5 governors.
“The differences are being sorted out and you can see everyone is on the same page. We have made a lot of progress because the G5 are more determined for the party to win the next presidential election apart from the fact that most of them are still contesting in the party,” he added.
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