Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, has promised to improve security in Zamfara if voted into office in the Feb. 16 presidential election.
Atiku, who was in Zamfara on Monday for his presidential campaign, also promised to revamp the Bakolori Dam and put it to effective use.
He told the mammoth crowd that turned out for the rally that “Without peace, there won’t be farming activities, no businesses and people cannot even practice their religious beliefs.
“Even though agriculture is the mainstay of the people of the state, farming has virtually been banned by bandits in the state and this situation needs to be put to an end.
“When this is fully taken care of, we will then support the farmers with modern tools and seeds so that businesses can resume in full force.”
He urged the people to vote for the PDP governorship candidate, Alhaji Bello Matawalle.
The presidential candidate recalled that since the APC was yet to resolve its internal problems which made it impossible to have candidates, the people in the state should vote for the PDP.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus in his speech, admonished the nation’s security agencies to safeguard the unity of the country by being neutral in all their operations in the general elections.
Prince Secondus said that the PDP has credible intelligence that some security operatives are being hired by the ruling APC, to connive with some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to manipulate the election in their favour.
Addressing the huge crowd of party supporters at the International Trade Fair complex in Gusau, Zamfara state, Prince Secondus said that there are still some good patriotic operatives who do their jobs professionally..
He advised the security operatives to be guided by the constitution of the country as any biased roles from them in this election is capable of plunging the country into major crisis.
The National Chairman said that the endorsement of the PDP Presidential candidate by all the apex ethnic bodies of the North, the East, the West, the South and the Middle Belt shows clearly where Nigeria is headed to in this election.
“By that endorsement which APC is refusing to accept as coming from the people, Nigerians of all divides have spoken that the APC administration can no longer continue.
Prince Secondus assured Nigerians that the candidate the PDP is presenting, Atiku Abuabkar will not fail the nation as he has been tested and tried and found to be well equipped for the challenges of the country.
He said that PDP presidency will restore all the collapsed industries in the state with a view to giving jobs to the people and ensuring adequate security.
The former Governor of Kano state and Deputy Director General of the campaign, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governors of Niger, Babangida Aliyu and of Kogi Capt Idris Wada were among top northern leaders who addressed the mammoth crowd.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and the former National Security Adviser, NSA, General Mohammad Aliyu Gusau were also at the rally.
The National Chairman gave the victory flag of the party to the party’s governorship flag bearer in the state Dr Bello Mohammad.
The Presidential campaign train which moves to the North East on Tuesday was also at the palace of the Emir of Gusau for a courtesy call.