By Simeon OSAJiE
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to revive the Nation’s economy, and put the country on the path of sustainable growth and development if elected president in the 2023 presidential election.
Atiku said this at a mega presidential campaign rally of the party, held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City.
The presidential candidate said he is in the race to restore, rescue, rebuild and reset Nigeria and put it on the path to growth and development.
He added, “We are here today to restate our five-point agenda, which include to re-unite Nigeria; restore security; establish compulsory primary education and ensure our institutions of higher learning don’t go on strike; revive the Nigerian economy; develop our infrastructure especially our roads, and build effective and efficient rail system to ensure effective transportation.”
Going further, Atiku added: “We promise to restore security in Nigeria; we promise to re-unite Nigerians. We will ensure our industries resume production and ensure jobs for the youths. We will build infrastructure, especially roads to connect this region to other parts of the country
“The APC has destroyed our education, security, infrastructure, economy as the nation is on the path of retrogression.”
Expressing confidence that the party will emerge victorious in the forthcoming election, Governor Obaseki said, “Edo is the heart of PDP. We are doing today what we did in 1999 when we produced the president of Nigeria. We welcome our President and Vice-m President to Edo. We assure them that Edo State is for the PDP.”
On his part, Governor Aminu Tambuwal noted, “I appeal to Edo people to vote massively for the PDP candidates in the February and March elections in 2023 as this will change Nigeria’s situation for the better.”
Udom Emmanuel added, “Atiku and Okowa are the only candidates in this election that will move Nigeria forward. Governance is not learnt overnight and it is wrong to bring those that will come into Aso Rock to learn on the job. Atiku already has the experience to lead Nigeria to prosperity, growth and development.”
On the campaign train are Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP and Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa; Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, alongside other governors and leaders of the PDP.
Other leaders of the PDP on the entourage include Chairman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Dr. Udom Emmanuel, Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal; Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu; National Chairman of the PDP Iyorchia Ayu; former National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus; Edo State PDP Chairman, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi; former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekerau; former Senator representing Edo South, Ehigie Ozamere, among others.