2019: Vote for me as president and I will end Boko Haram – Atiku

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Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has promised to end the lingering Boko Haram insurgency if Nigerians vote him in as president in 2019. Vanguard reports that Atiku also promised to tackle the herdsmen-farmers crises.

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He spoke while addressing Peoples Democratic Party supporters in Borno at the Forshams Hall, Maiduguri. He said: “Nigeria ended its civil war in only 2 and half years despite the thick forest in the south-east. I wonder why the war against insurgency took us 9 Years without headway, there must be something wrong some where.

“If elected as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will not allow any commander to tell me stories, we must end insurgency within shortest possible time because the insurgency has crippled everything in the Northeast” Atiku promised to address poverty issue particularly in the northeast noting that Nigeria was one of the poorest nations in the country. The former vice president claimed the bad governance of the All Progressives Congress is the cause of the poverty in the country. Senator Gbenga Daniel who is the director-general of the Atiku Campaign Organisation said they were in Maiduguri to consult with PDP stakeholders.

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