By Ademola Adeleye
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who desires to get appointments or contracts if the party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar wins the presidential election will have to show proof that they won their pooling units for the party.
Speaking on Wednesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during a town hall meeting, Atiku said this is the only way the party can win the presidential election.
“You are all members of the PDP and supporters of the PDP, you want the PDP to return to power, please I beg of you, make sure you win your polling booths.
“The fact that you are following the governorship candidate or the Senatorial candidate or the House of Representatives candidate or the presidential candidate to campaign is not a 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 federal level.
“The only way as far as I am concerned if I am 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 am going to direct to everybody because unless we do that, we will not win the elections.
“You cannot be following the governor all the place or the senator all 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.”
The PDP candidate also promised to put an end to incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) if voted into office while assuring that he would make Nigerians smile again.
“The APC government has failed us and therefore, it is our responsibility to make sure that they do not return to power,” Atiku said.