Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has expressed reservations over President Muhammadu Buhari’s willingness to hand over to any other person, come 2019.
Atiku however said that should the candidate of the PDP win the presidential election, Pesident Buhari would be forced to do the needful, by respecting the will of the people, reports the Nation.
He said that his fears were borne out of the response credited to President Buhari, back in 1984, ‘that his then military government has no plan for transition to civil rule’.
The former vice president stated this on Thursday in Lokoja, Kogi State, during his campaign train to meet with the delegates of his party from Kogi.
He said that the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari lack the capacity to wriggle the country out of economic downturn.
He described he president’s knowledge of the economy as archaic and lacking in ability to respond to the present realities.
He said that if elected, he will work assiduously to revamp the economy through giving incentives to both local and foreign investors.
He lamented the state of the present economy, which according to him, has worsened the livelihood of Nigerians.
He said that as part of his strategy for economic recovery, he will accelerate massive investment in rail and water transportation.
According to him: “If we must rebuild Nigeria, we must give priority to rail transportation. It will keep articulated vehicles off our roads, which will enable them to last longer and remove all the potholes dotting our roads across the country.
“God has endowed us with the abundance of waterways, but we could not maximise them. In those days, while I was growing up, we used to have steamers all the way from Lagos through Lokoja, up to the far north of Adamawa State. We have not been maintaining them. If we come on board, we will definitely open them up, so that we can also have efficient water transportation.”