On Wednesday in Kaduna, Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the PDP has resolve to privatize the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) if elected as President.
He said NNPC has failed to refine crude oil for the country’s consumption since 1963 till now, he has resolved to sell the national assets. He insisted to sell off the NNPC to provide more development for the country because only few are benefiting from the national asset at the expense of the masses.
According to the rumors heard that he will sell the NNPC to himself, he said: “The NNPC will be sold to Nigerians with money to buy it.”
Atiku explained: “Its 63 years Nigeria found crude but up till now we are yet to refine petrol and kerosine by ourselves.
“We have refineries in Kaduna, Warri and Port Harcourt but saboteurs stopped them from working.”
He averred that the present government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inflicted the nation with pains and poverty because according to him, the President is not in-charge.
Speaking on the President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent security directive on ballot snatching, Atiku said PDP will not tolerate any form of ballot snatching and indulge in any act whatsoever against the electoral law.
He insisted the order to kill any ballot box snatcher is undemocratic.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, told the state stakeholders to resist every form of provocation to warrant postponement of election in the state.
According to him: “The governor is running from one place to another seeking federal support to shift election, all such efforts will fail.
“I urge us all to be resolute to vote Atiku Abubakar in the coming election and all other candidates of the PDP in all the elections”.
“Resist all forms of provocation, because what the government of the day wants is to cause violence so as to shift election particularly in the strong holds of the PDP, we must not fall for their plans”