Slowed GDP: Again, Atiku Highlights Why He Wants Buhari's Job
A report of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) showed a slowed growth rate in second quarter (Q2) of 2018, with -0.45% points slower than 1.95% recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
This development has got some Nigerians talking.
You know that the race to 2019 is heating up and every circumstance becomes an opportunity for persons vying for the Presidency to express their opinion and share their plan with Nigerians.
So many have lost hope in the ability of any plan to work wonders except there is genuine change that comes from the heart of the leaders.
Despite this dwindling hope, a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who has expressed his intention to vie for the Presidency in the next year's election, still believes he could bring the magic wand.
After he saw the report of the NBS, Atiku took to Twitter to again share why he wanted the job of the President.
He wrote: "This report shows Nigeria’s economic growth remains unimpressive.
"Also, the economy remains driven by the oil sector and economic diversification is yet to be achieved.
"As a consequence, we do not see how the FG [Federal Government] can effectively fight the twin problems of unemployment and poverty".
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On why he wanted Buhari's job, the former Vice President who was in power with former President Olusegun Obasanjo for eight years said he has records that made him the best candidate for the position.
He wants to make Nigeria work again, he claims.
"This is why I am running for President, to get Nigeria working again.
"I helped grow Nigeria’s economy as VP [Vice President] and have created more jobs than anyone running for President in 2019," he said.
While Nigerians await the general election commencement which is just 172 days away as at August 27, many other individuals in the same political party with Mr Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, are eyeing the position.
One of them will scale through the primary election of the party to clinch the ticket of the opposition party that held power in Nigeria for 16 years.