The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has told members of the party that they must win their polling units if they want to get appointments and contracts in his administration if he is elected the president of Nigeria.
Atiku stated this on Wednesday during a town hall meeting held with stakeholders and members of the party in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Atiku said, “The fact that you (party members) are following the gubernatorial candidate or the senatorial candidate or the House of Representatives candidate or the presidential candidate to campaigns is no qualification that you will get an appointment.
“It is not a qualification that you will get a contract whether at the local government level, state or the federal level.
“The only way, as far as I’m concerned, if I’m President, if you come and say you want a job or you want a contract, I will ask you to let me have the result of your polling booth.
“And that is what I’m going to direct to everybody because unless we do that, we will not win the elections.
“You are all members of the PDP and supporters of the PDP, you want PDP to return to power, please I beg of you, make sure you win your polling booths.
“You cannot be following the governor or Senator all over the place and then you don’t win your polling booth and you come and say you want to be a minister or you want to get this contract.
“So please, as members of our party let us make sure that we go back to our constituencies and make sure that we deliver our polling units.”
In attendance at the town hall meeting are the National Chairman of party, Iyocha Ayu; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Vice President, Namadi Sambo; former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.
Others were Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwa; Akwa Ibom state governor, Udom Emmanuel; former governor of Cross River state, Lyel Imoke; former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido; governorship candidate of Ogun state, Ladi Adebutu, and the governorship candidate of Lagos state, Jide Adeniran (Jandol).
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.