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APC vows to hold public officials accountable


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 on Monday.
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.

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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.
“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. (NAN)

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