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Buhari not responsible for worsening poverty, says Dalung

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Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung has faulted claims by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that poverty level among Nigerians has worsened under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Speaking during the Walk for Buhari organised by the women and youth campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign organisation in Abuja, yesterday, Dalung argued that Nigeria could not be exempted from the malaise, as poverty and insecurity remain a worldwide phenomenon.

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To buttress his assertions, he cited oil-rich Venezuela and Sudan, which have been witnessing demonstrations and violent street protests triggered by high levels of crime, surging inflation and food shortages.

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He said Buhari has put in place measures to address the problems associated with poverty in the country.

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APC’s Chairman Central Working Committee Women and Youths team , Brig Gen Buba Muhammed Marwa, said President Buhari deserved a second term to move the country to the “next level” of growth in security and the socioeconomic development.

Meanwhile, the President’s wife, Aisha, has expressed gratitude for the show of support for her husband’s re-election.

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Represented by wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, she said: “President Buhari has already shown he is a good man worthy of support by Nigerians. It means we are sure APC is going to the next level. You all have to vote peacefully. There should be no fighting on election day.”

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