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Presidential Campaign: Atiku visits Anambra, Delta; Pledges to restructure Nigeria; Meets Monarchs

Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, his running mate, Peter Obi and other PDP chiefs in Anambra and Delta States

Onitsha (Anambra) Jan.31, 2019

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Atiku and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi have vowed to restructure Nigeria for better if elected.

They made the vow during a presidential rally held at the Holy Trinity open field, Onitsha on Thursday.

Addressing party faithful, the former Vice President said his administration would complete the 2nd Niger Bridge as well as all the road projects in the South East.

According to him, if we are elected into office on Feb. 16, the dream of restructuring will be achieved.

Abubakar said that his administration would resuscitate all sectors of the economy by making policies that would make every citizen comfortable.

In his remarks, Obi said that the PDP was prepared to lead the country out of the woods and urged the electorate to cast all their votes for the PDP.

“Nigerians have tested change of static group but PDP has come with change of the progressives,” Anambra former governor said.

The Senate President and Chairman Atiku/Obi Campaign Organisation,  Sen.Bukola Saraki said that a vote for PDP was a vote for freedom and economic upliftment.

Saraki said that PDP would respect the authority of each arms of government and apply the principle of equity in all its programmes.

Mrs Uche Ekwunife, PDP Anambra Central Senatorial Candidate urged the crowd not to be misled by empty promises from the ruling party.

She said that any vote to the PDP that would translate to its victory would not be regretted and urged the electorate not to vote wrongly.

Ekwunife advised the electorate to avoid void votes by thumbing on the umbrella symbol of the party in the ballot paper.

Chief Chris Uba, Candidate of the party for Anambra South Senatorial zone said that PDP had come to restore the lost glory of the nation.

He urged the electorate not to make the same mistake of 2015 pointing out that 2019 should be taken as the year to correct the mistake of 2015.

Other candidates of the party, including Mr Valentine Ayika, seeking the Aniocha/Njikoka and Dunukofia Federal Constituency seat pleaded with the constituents to give PDP their votes.

He said that PDP under Atiku would be a tool of restoration and end to hardship and bloody killings in the country.

Traditional Rulers in Anambra have urged the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to keep to his promises if elected.

The monarchs made the call when the presidential candidate and his entourage visited them at the palace of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe.

Speaking on behalf of the state Council of Traditional Rulers, the Deputy Chairman of the Council, Igwe Emmanuel Onyia of Odekpe in Ogbaru Local Government Area expressed displeasure over the marginalization of Igbos.

Onyia said federal roads had remained the same way Mr Peter Obi left them when he was governor of the state.

The monarch appealed to the PDP Presidential candidate not to renege on restructuring, the Onitsha inland port, Second Niger Bridge, infrastructure and appointments of Igbos into strategic positions, if elected.

Responding, the former Vice President reassured the people of the zone that he would restructure the country for the betterment of the people, if elected.

Abubakar appealed to the monarchs to encourage the electorate to vote for the PDP adding that his administration would restructure Nigeria, complete the Second Niger Bridge and all federal roads in the zone.

In Asaba, the Delta State capital,  Atiku Abubakar pledged to resuscitate the three seaports in Delta, if elected.

He made the pledge in his address to the people of Delta during the PDP presidential rally on Thursday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

He said “I want to commend the good people of Delta State for their loyalty to PDP over the years.

“I have come here today to seek your mandate in my quest to serve our great country Nigeria.

“Let me assure you that if you elect me as your president, I will do three major things for the people of this state.

“First and foremost, I will ensure the resuscitation of the three seaports in Delta that have been left dead over the years.

“Secondly, I will complete all abandoned Federal Government projects in the state.

“Thirdly, my administration will ensure urgent completion of the second Niger Bridge that the present government is playing with.

“I urge the people to vote for the PDP.”

The National Chairman of PDP, Uche Scondus, also urged the people of Delta to ensure they have their voters’ cards.

He appealed to the people to go out on Election Day and vote the PDP at all levels “for a progressive Nigeria.

“I want you all to make sure you have your voters’ cards because that is the only way you can effect the change we all need.

“I urge you to vote for the PDP at all levels, that is the only way we can effect the change we all need for our nation to move forward.”

Secondus called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to be above-board in the conduct of the elections.

In a remark, Dr Bukola Saraki, the Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, also urged the people to vote for PDP.

Dignitaries in the campaign train include Prince Uche Secondus, National Chairman PDP, Liyel Imoke former Cross River governor, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Mrs Jennifer Atiku, Mrs Margret Obi, and Sen Joy Emodi.



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