- Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has sent a stinker to APC state executives across the country, accusing them of non-performance
- The former vice president claimed that while PDP governors are working, their counterparts in the APC are sleeping
- The respected PDP chieftain further claimed that PDP governors are always commissioning projects while nothing is happening in APC-controlled states
Bauchi - Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has stated that only states controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are working to meet the aspirations of electorates.
According to him, states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are simply sleeping as projects are not being commissioned there.
Abubakar made the statement when he commissioned a 4.2-kilometre road constructed by the Bauchi state government on Thursday, November 25.
The road, Gombe to Maiduguri by-pass was named Alhaji Atiku Abubakar road to honour the former vice president who was also the PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections.
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Atiku commended Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, for the developmental milestones he has recorded in the state in his two and a half years in office.
The Punch newspaper quoted him as saying:
“I wish the federal government will copy what the PDP governors and PDP states are doing in this country because, in every PDP state you go, you will find infrastructural development projects taking place.
“I cannot recall any APC states commissioning projects. Therefore, your Excellency, you are virtually laying the pathway to the return of PDP in this state and in the country at large. I want to commend your contributions in that regard.”
Bauchi governor speaks on Atiku's visit, road project
Writing about Atiku's visit to Bauchi, Governor Mohammed wrote on his Facebook page:
“Today, I welcomed the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to Bauchi state to commission a 4.4 kilometre Gombe Road to Ibrahim Bako, and Tirwun-Maiduguri bypass, named after him. I also invited him to inspect some other projects around the state.
“The road which was started and completed by my administration was named after the former vice president in recognition of his immense contributions to the progress and development of the country.”
Meanwhile, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Abubakar on his 75th birth anniversary.
In a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor lauded the former vice president for his remarkable commitment to the unity and progress of the nation through his economic and political activities.
Okowa said Atiku's wise and consistent admonitions on national issues had been outstanding and impactful.
President Buhari fails to send 75th birthday wishes to Atiku
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari failed to send his birthday wishes to the former vice president as he celebrates his 75th birthday.
The last person Buhari celebrated was his chief of staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, who marked 77 years on Wednesday, November 24.
On Thursday, November 25, Buhari also hailed Prince Arthur Eze, the billionaire businessman from Anambra, who clocked 73.