I will create Electoral Fraud Commission, says Atiku

The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Wednesday promised to establish Electoral Fraud Commission to try anyone found infringing on electoral laws.

Atiku said the present government lacks political will to punish offenders.

He and his running mate Peter Obi spoke on The Candidates programme aired live on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja.

According to him, he (Atiku) and Obi have what it takes to end poverty in the country.

He said he has been able to lift 45,000 persons out of poverty in his home state of Adamawa.

“A few years ago, I set up a microfinance bank and I brought in someone from Bangladesh and you know they are the best in the world in that area. I told him I wanted to lift people out of poverty and I want you to dedicate 80 per cent of your loans to women. You know how many persons I was able to lift out of poverty? 45,000,” he said.

The former Vice President said Nigeria needed a pro-business and private sector driven leadership to create jobs for its 21 million unemployed youths.

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