A poster of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has been covered with a poster of leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari along the ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The Vice Presidential candidate
of the APC, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, says the party will hold public office holders
to account for their stewardship if voted to lead the federal government.
Osibanjo said this during a town hall meeting with "ActNow" an NGO, in Abuja
According to Osibanjo, there will be severe consequences against those who
engage in looting public treasury.
"We will stamp out corruption; there will be severe consequences for those
engaged in looting public treasury.
"The APC will run a transparent government where public officials will be
accountable to the people", he said.
Osibanjo said creating jobs remained a core agenda of the party, adding that "the APC will care for the country's teeming youths from different directions.
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"Jobs and creation of employment opportunities have been major issues in the
manifesto of the APC.
"Our government will place jobless and poor Nigerians on monthly stipends of
N5,000 and N7,000 respectively.
"The idea is to take 2.5 million people out of poverty every year", he said.
On the promise of free healthcare for children, Osibanjo said "we will follow
the example of Osun state where such has been done successfully."
On the country’s security challenge, Osibanjo said "Buhari will lead the
military to the North-East himself to fight the insurgents.
"There will also be a consistent increase in the funding of the military by
APC", Osibanjo said.