Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has assured the people of Bayelsa state and Nigeria that he will take part in efforts that will end insecurity in the country if he is elected as Nigeria’s president in the upcoming general election. of 2023.
He also promised that his government will focus on restructuring the country.
The former vice president made the pledges at the PDP presidential campaign rally Monday at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa, the state capital.
He reminded the people that since the beginning of democracy Bayelsa state has been a PPD stronghold, and there was no need to leave the party for an opposition party because the state is one with the party.
He said: “The future of the state and Nigeria is tied to the PDP. I will unify this country because we have never been so divided. I will give everyone a sense of belonging if I am elected.”
“I will restore security, I will address the economy of the country; If you remember, from 1999 to 2015, we were the largest economy in Africa, but since the inception of APC, the country has suffered economically. There will be no more ASUU strikes when it is in power, and our students will continue to grow educationally like their peers in other countries.”
He further said: “The people of the Niger Delta region need more restructuring than any other part of the country. You will not need any help from the government at all times. I will need your support and I assure you that we will improve the living conditions of the people in the country”.
Bayelsa state governor Senator Douye Diri recalled that the PDP once produced a state country president, adding that the only candidate who has understood what the Ijaws and Bayelsans want is Atiku, who has always talked about resource control.
He said: “No other candidate has spoken about the feelings of the people. Here in Bayelsa they came with weapons but today no more weapons, it’s BVAS. We will defeat them all in the elections. Young people and women are all with us and cannot be deceived.”
Udom Governor Emmanuel de Akwa Ibom, who is the Chairman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, stated that all other voices in the Niger Delta region, apart from the PDP, are alien voices. “We follow the voice of our leader, which is to follow the PDP,” he stated.
Senator Seriake Dickson also assured Atiku: “As everyone has seen, Bayelsa state will remain a PDP-ruled state since 1999, it will not change.”
He added that Bayelsa represents the soul of the PDP. “Atiku is an original advocate of restructuring and he has been very supportive of this state,” he said.