Vice President Namadi Sambo has described the manifesto of the opposition All Progressives Congress, especially as it concerns job creation, as faulty.
He said the number of jobs the party promised to be creating annually if its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is elected was lower than the number of jobs the present administration is currently creating per year.
A statement by his spokesman, Umar Sani, on Friday quoted Sambo as speaking while granting audience to the Alhaji Tanko Yakassai-led Northern Elders Council at the State House, Abuja on Thursday evening.
“If you look at the APC manifesto, one area that you will know that there is something wrong is that they said they will create one million jobs annually, but we have 1.4 million jobs annually that comes up, so if you produce only 1 million jobs, what about the 400,000? Who will give them the job?” the Vice President was quoted as saying.
Sambo urged the Northern elders to return to their states and inform their people correctly that the right direction to go is to give him and President Goodluck Jonathan the chance to continue to move the country forward.
This, he said, could be achieved my voting massively for them during the March 28 presidential election.
He said the elders had taken a right decision with their earlier endorsement of the President for re-election.
He expressed the belief that the nation would witness a successful and peaceful election because the Federal Government is recording successes in curbing the spate of insurgency in the North-East.
He reiterated Jonathan’s position that he had delivered on their electoral promises they made to the nation in 2011.