The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the policy document presented to Nigerians by its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will bring a new dawn to Nigeria. It said the document embodies the collective mindset, yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians in their quest for a new leadership and a better life in the country.

The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that policy document foretells a new dawn as it articulates practical solutions and answers to the myriad of economic, social and political challenges facing the country. It noted that the document sets out all-inclusive templates for national rejuvenation, cohesion, protection of human rights and democratic tenets, wealth creation, transparency and elimination of corruption in governance.

“In line with PDP’s people- based manifesto, the Atiku Abubakar policy document places utmost priority on the people by focusing chiefly on their yearnings for job creation, infrastructural development, poverty eradication, human capital development, inclusiveness and national unity.

“Nigerians are particularly happy with the Atiku Abubakar policy document as it seeks to implement pro-poor policies that grant all citizens, irrespective of financial and social status, unhindered opportunity to participate in economic activities to achieve selfreliance and become active contributors to national development,” the party stated.

It noted that unlike President Muhammadu Buhari, who is adjudged by Nigerians to be aloof, detached and unconcerned, Atiku, according to the party, has always maintained a strong bond with the people. PDP added that its presidential candidate has the ability to understand the challenges, collective aspirations of Nigerians and to proffer solutions with underlining political will.

According to the party, whereas President Buhari failed to articulate any solution or operable policy direction in his “Next Level” document, the Atiku Abubakar’s policy document offers solutions and practical direction for delivery in all sectors of national life.

The party urged Nigerians to continue to take ownership of the Atiku presidential campaign, which it added, embodies their collective aspiration as a people, to make the nation work again.

“Nigerians will never follow a leader on a journey to ‘Next Level’ of failure, lies, poverty, hunger, disease, bloodletting, extra-judicial killings, humongous corruption, nepotism, disdain for citizens and institutions of democracy, decayed infrastructure, national divisiveness and embarrassment in the international arena,” the party stated.

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