…Says he’ll ensure Igbo Presidency
THE presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to re-construct all federal roads in Anambra State, as well as assist in checking erosion, which has devastated the state, if voted in as president of Nigeria in 2023 general elections.
Atiku made the promises on Thursday at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, during a presidential campaign organised by Anambra PDP.
Atiku who paid a one-day visit to the state to flag-off the presidential campaign in the South East assured he would dredge the River Niger to ensure that the Onitsha Port is functional, and also help in the industrialisation of the state. He noted that those were requests from Governor Charles Soludo, who hosted him during a courtesy visit at the Government House, Awka
“On our arrival today, we visited Soludo, and he told me that he believes I will work when I win. He urged me to re-construct all federal roads, control erosion menace in the state, as the state is regarded as erosion headquarters of the country. He also told me to dredge the River Niger, and ensure Onitsha Port becomes functional; he, as well, urged me to help industrialise the state to create jobs for our youths.
“I have promised to set aside $10 billion to promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) for our young men and women, so they can be self-reliant.
“I’m going to be the stepping stone to Igbo presidency in the country. I have shown it by my actions, because this is the third time I will be contesting with an Igbo man as my running mate.
“If you want to produce a president, then vote for Atiku-Okowa in the coming general elections,” Atiku noted.
Earlier, the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, recalled that PDP started with an Anambra man, when late Dr. Alex Ekwueme led 24 others, including Atiku, to form PDP, and urged that they support their in-law to become Nigeria’s president.
“Listen to him, give him your vote, and join us to rebuild Nigeria. Sometime your in-law is better than your son.”
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