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Video: Watch live as Atiku, Obi reel out plans for Nigeria at #NgTheCandidates

…as Atiku says he’s president for Nigeria’s future

…Says he’ll consider amnesty for looters willing to surrender loot

…Why I’m seeking re-election  – Buhari

By Anthony Ogbonna

The Presidential and vice presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi are currently being interviewed on how their duo plans to move Nigeria forward if elected, come this February.

Mr Peter Obi and PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku

Atiku promises to establish refinery in A-Ibom, reassures on restructuring

At the interactive session currently ongoing, Atiku Abubakar has said that he is the president for the future of Nigeria. According to him, “”I believe I am a candidate for the future because I try to bridge the current generation with the future generation.”

On the allegation he floated a logistic company while being in active service with the Nigeria Customs Service, Atiku said he did not own the company but only bought shares in it. According to him, “It was not an abuse of office because it was an issue of share purchase and at that point it was very lawful for public officers to buy shares. I don’t know how old you were but there was the Indigenisation Decree which was passed by the military government which allowed public officers to legitimately acquire shares.”

Atiku also revealed that if elected president, that he would consider granting amnesty to national looters if they are willing to return their loots. When asked if he would consider the option, Atiku said, “Why not? It worked for Turkey . We can implement that and I have considered it.”

Meanwhile, recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, while on a TV live town hall programme tagged ‘The Candidates,’ jointly organized by Nigerian Television Authority and Daria Media, had given reasons why he sought re-election as president of Nigeria.

President Buhari who had appeared on the programme with his vice, Yemi Osinbajo had said that he was seeking re-election to ensure that the progress his administration had made in moving the country forward is sustained.

He had said, “My party recommend me and I did that to save time to caution members of the party. Those who felt very strongly about it left the party. The three fundamental objective we campaigned on in 2015 are still relevant. We want to remind Nigerians to see when we started and where we are now.”

Watch also: Why am seeking re-election -Buhari


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