Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has asked the Muhammadu Buhari government and governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to learn how to deliver dividends of democracy from the Peoples Democratic Party governors.
Naija News reports that Abubakar said this at the official commissioning of the 4.2km Gombe Maiduguri by-pass road on Thursday in Bauchi.
The former vice president asked the Buhari government to provide infrastructural development for Nigerians in order to tackle unemployment, insecurity, and other social ills in the country.
He claimed that only PDP-controlled states are constructing roads and commissioning projects, mocking states controlled by the All Progressives Congress.
Abubakar, therefore, commended Governor Bala Mohammed for constructing the road which would be beneficial to the people of the state.
He also advised the governor to sustain the momentum and accelerate the pace of good governance in the state.
He said: “Let me start by commending you because you have done very, very excellently well. For the few hours I have been in Bauchi today, I have been impressed by the infrastructural developments that I have personally seen and not been told.
“These programmes that you have implemented and continue to implement, are the bedrock of development be it educational, health care delivery or any other aspects of development. But, most importantly, these developmental projects have become instruments of economic empowerment.
“By economic empowerment, they have also created thousands of jobs for our teeming youths. Let me commend you for reducing the unemployment in the state and the country at large because it is this unemployment that creates security challenges that we are currently facing in this country.
“I wish the federal government will copy what the PDP governors and PDP states are doing in this country because, in every PDP state you go, you will find infrastructural development projects taking place.
“I cannot recall any APC states commissioning projects. Therefore, your Excellency, you are virtually laying the pathway to the return of PDP in this state and in the country at large. I want to commend your contributions in that regard.
“Let me also use this opportunity to commend the Bauchi State House of Assembly, that in spite of the fact that the assembly is controlled by the opposition party, the development of the state is far more important to them than political beliefs.”
On his part, Governor Mohammed said that the road project was in fulfillment of his campaign promises to the people, urging residents of the state to continue to support his government.