- The PDP standard-bearer has again given Nigerians one strong reason he should be considered for the job in 2023
- In the buildup of the 2023 general elections, Atiku says he will sell the nation's refineries if elected president
- Meanwhile, the former VP promised earlier that he would create a $10 billion Economic Stimulus Fund to resuscitate the country’s economy within his first 100 days in office if elected
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has restated his plan to sell all of Nigeria’s refineries to businessmen if elected in 2023, Daily Trust reported.
Atiku made this statement during a special interview with the Voice of America (VOA Hausa) during his visit to Washington DC, America.
“My position on this is not new, I already said years ago, I will sell them, because if you give it to the businessmen, they will run these refineries better.”
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Tackling oil theft, Atiku spills hard truth
Regarding the oil theft in southern Nigeria, the former vice president also promised to deal with the problem if he became president.
“This is a different problem that we have to see how we can use the power of the government to stop it, because there must be cooperation between the NNPC and the security agencies who are responsible to look after Oil pipelines laid,” he said.
Nigeria has four oil refineries in Kaduna, Warri and Port Harcourt, which are not working properly. As a result, most of the refined oil used in Nigeria is imported from foreign countries.
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Ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, some international data reporting firms have predicted the winner.
The predictions so far indicate a three-horse race as many of the reports focus on three contenders: Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
While some predicted a surprise win for Obi, others stated that Tinubu of the ruling party would win the election.
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Bola Tinubu said he is a better presidential candidate than all those who are contesting for the presidency with him.
According to the former Lagos governor, there is a need for Nigerians to understand that democracy does not translate to perfection.