2019: Oshiomhole blasts Atiku, lists major companies closed down under ex-VP’s watch


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has reacted to the promise by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, to create three million jobs every year.

Oshiomhole who briefed journalists at the end of the party’s National Working Committee meeting on Monday night, took a swipe at Atiku Abubakar for making such promise.

The former Labour President wondered why Atiku did not do that when he was part of the presidency.

Oshiomhole, the immediate past Governor of Edo State, said, “If you say you are going to create ten million jobs you have to tell us why when you were in government, you could not do that.

“By the time that government was out, we had lost Michelin, Dunlop closed down, the entire textile industry closed down.

“We were witnesses to the unprecedented levels of industrial obituaries. Factories were closing one after the other just at the time the then PDP government promised to create more jobs.

“These are issues we really want to engage. It will be every interesting to play back what people are saying.”

The APC national chairman further stated that the defeat of Senate President Bukola Saraki’s PDP in last weekend’s bye-election means a lot for his party, stressing that Saraki would be buried  politically during the 2019 polls.

Oshiomhole said; “For me even more outstanding is the humiliating defeat Saraki suffered in the hands of Kwara people who are determined to dismantle the saraki failed attempt to install his own variance of a political culture of which he is the only constant decimal. I think the good people of Kwara state have dealt him a big blow as the proclaim leader of the opposition PDP and he has had to lead the campaigns to so many other places. Now here is a native doctor who was busy going to other states now unable to heal his own people.

“That defeat in Kwara state as far as we are concerned particularly by person he did not put in place to stand election means a lot to us. We are not going to accept a Nigerian variant where a minority party preside over the affairs of the national assembly whether as dictated by Bukola Saraki as as represented by Yakubu Dogara in the House of Representatives of the PDP because it is not right.

“In his own case, what the people of Kwara have done to him is that they are going to politically bury him come February next year and he has seen the first warning. I am sure Saraki would be politically retired by the good people of Kwara that he has mismanaged their economic and political rights over the years.

“So I am very excited about that and we think that this is something worth celebrating and we took time to celebrate it today.”

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