Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of presiding over “industrial obituaries” all over the country.
Oshiomhole said this at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano where the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari is ongoing.
He accused Atiku and Peter Obi, his running mate, of making false claims when they featured on The Candidates, a political programme, on Wednesday.
The APC chairman said as someone who was in charge of the economy when former President Olusegun Obasanjo was in power, the privatisation policy of that administration coordinated by Atiku led to loss of jobs.
“When they promised seven million jobs, they destroyed more than 40 million jobs,” he said.
“All the textile companies in Kano, PDP killed them with Atiku as vice president. How can he go round and say he is going to create jobs when he presided over industrial obituary all over Nigeria?
“From Kano to Kaduna, Port Harcurt, Isolo, Apapa, Ikeja and all over Nigeria. We know those who have cheated; we know those who have destroyed jobs. Atiku is more interested in appealing to western sentiments.”