The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to revive the economy, and put the country on the path of sustainable growth and development if elected president in the 2023 presidential election.
According to a statement by Crusoe Osagie, the Media Aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Atiku said this at a mega presidential campaign rally of the PDP, held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City, on Saturday.
Also on the campaign train were 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, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; National Chairman of the PDP Iyorchia Ayu; former National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus; former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; former Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekerau; former Senator representing Edo South, Ehigie Ozamere, among others.
The presidential candidate said he was in the race to restore, rescue, rebuild and reset Nigeria and put it on the path to growth and development.
Atiku said, “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.
“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 elections, Governor Obaseki said, “Edo is the heart of the PDP. We are doing today what we did in 1999 when we produced the President of Nigeria. We welcome our President and Vice-President to Edo. We assure them that Edo State is for the PDP.”