The PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, has been making his presence felt in all corners of the Federation, while touring the country, he has been making promises, most recently, while in the company of his running mate, Peter Obi, alongside other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar promised that if he is elected as president in the forthcoming election of February 16th, he will restructure the economy of Nigeria to uphold the rule of law.
During Mr Abubakar’s trip to Port Harcourt, while addressing thousands of party supporters at the presidential rally held at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Monday, he re-affirmed his commitment to uphold the rules of law and to revamp the nation’s economy and bring smile back to the faces of Nigerians.
“If you (masses) elect PDP and Atiku into office; I will restructure Niger Delta and all other parts of the country. We must restructure the country.
“Secondly, after the Obasanjo/Atiku administration started the East West highway project; till today it has not been completed.
“It has not been completed because we did not vote PDP to continue in power in 2015. The project has been haunted till today. We are going to complete it, if voted into power.”
Mr Abubakar blamed the present administration for neglecting some economically viable projects started by the Jonathan PDP led government, he said if given the opportunity by the electorate days from now, his administration would complete the dredging of old Port Harcourt and Onne sea ports, he expressed his displeasure on the abandonment of Rivers state, the Niger Delta and the South-South by the Buhari administration since inception in 2015, he said that this abandonment was especially uncalled for considering that the region was the economic hub of the country.
“Every development that the people of South-South, Niger Delta and Rivers have gotten was done by PDP-led governments. The roads, schools, hospitals and water, among others were provided by PDP.
“I assure you that I will protect the constitution, protect separation of powers and will not interfere with the National Assembly and Judiciary because I believe in checks and balances.
“My administration will uphold rule of law and will never allow the rule of law to be trampled by anybody,” he promised.
The former President Goodluck Jonathan was not left out during this rally, president Jonathan called on the people of the state to come out enmass to vote PDP at all levels, he said that it was the only way by which nepotism, divisiveness, discrimination, factionalism, favouritism, sectionalism and killings that have now become prevalent in the country, can be eradicated from the Nigerian society.
“All of us know that things that had never been happening in this country have been happening since 2015. Nigerians can attest if the country has gone forward, backward or static.
“We cannot as a nation continue to stay where we currently are. We believe the only person out of the candidates who can lead us out if this quagmire is Atiku.
“If your son or daughter is qualified to become Inspector-General of Police and Chief of Army Staff, he or she will be appointed. No one will be discriminated. Atiku will lead Nigeria forward.”
PDP presidential candidate’s Director-General Senate President Bukola Saraki, said that Mr Abubakar was the man with the experience to take the country to greater heights.
According to Saraki
“There is poverty in the land and Nigerians are tired of poverty. The people want a man who can bring economic prosperity and that man is Atiku.”
PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, recommended Atiku for president because according to him,
“If you want a president that will work for 24 hours daily, a president with capacity and energy and a president who will be in charge and take responsibility, then vote Atiku.”