Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as assured Nigerians of free education when it comes back to power in 2019.
While speaking with newsmen recently, Chairman of the party in Adamawa State, Abdulrahman Bobboi, bemoaned the widespread devastation the All Progressive Congress-led government had inflicted on Nigeria since it took over power in May, 2015.
Bobboi recalled that one bag of rice was sold for N8,000 before the APC government led by President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015 but now, it had increased to N22,000 – more than double the initial price. He also recalled that a litre of fuel was sold for N87 but today, we are dancing to a new tune as the product was now sold for N145 per litre.
Talking about what Nigerians should expect if the PDP returned to power in 2019, the PDP chieftain said;
“By the time PDP takes over in 2019, we will declare free education for all the time PDP takes over in 2019 we will declare free education for all.
“Illiteracy is a major problem to any society and this government has made it difficult for Nigerians to have three square meals talk more of paying school fees.
“We are working with our economic team to develop models to jack up the revenue profile of the state when we take over.”
When asked about the achievements of his party’s after 16 years in power, Bobboi said:
“During our time, we built about 12 universities in northern Nigeria; the Almajiri schools were built all over the country, all these were done to eradicate ignorance.
“It was a PDP government that established Adamawa State University, and during that time, the people of Adamawa enjoyed free education.”
Meanwhile, sometime in August 2016, the Delta state chapter of the PDP accused the APC-led federal government of introducing negative change into the country.
The remark was made by the Chairman of the party, Mr. Kingsley Esiso, when he hosted the PDP Patriotic Ladies in Asaba on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Esiso, who was making reference to the APC’s campaign mantra and its promise to change things when elected into office said that for about two years now, the country has experienced nothing but negative changes.
He, therefore, advised Nigerians to hang on till 2019, assuring that the party will change the negative change.
“They came with the mantra of change that former President Goodluck Jonathan was not doing well but the reverse is now the case. We will endure till 2019 to change the change.”
In the same light, former Senate President, David Mark, introduced a new slogan for PDP, ‘Change The Change’, at the party convention which held in Port Harcourt on May 21, 2016. Many Nigerians found it hilarious and took to their twitter handle to express their view it.