The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he will give every part of Nigeria a sense of belonging
He, however, lamented how the country was brought down under the administration of APC
Speaking at the PDP presidential campaign rally in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state Capital on Monday, Atiku who promised to implement his five key programmes, added that the country had never been this divided.
He promised that his administration would unify everyone to work for the development of the country.
The former vice president also told the supporters that he would restructure the country to end the clamour for restructuring across the country, saying that the Niger Delta needs restructuring of the country more than any other zone, as it would solve many of the challenges in the region.
Atiku said, “Don’t make the mistake of leaving PDP. You have provided governors, a president and you are going to provide many more, so the future of Nigeria and Bayelsa is tied to PDP.”
Atiku said he was committed to implementing his five key programmes, starting from the unification of the country, adding that, “The reason I want to unify the country is because we have never been this divided along a number of fautlines either North, South or Muslim and Christian.
“I am going to give every part of this country a sense of belonging in the next PDP government. I promise to tackle insecurity. Here in Bayelsa state, you have faced a number of security challenges, you have lost so many people, due to breach of law and order. I promise I will restore security in this country.
“I am going to tackle the economy of this country. If you recall, the PDP government between 1999 and 2015, we had the best economy in Africa, but the APC has pushed us back and brought us down. We promised that we are going to tackle the economy and make sure that we provide jobs and other opportunities for our young men and women to be gainfully employed either in the private sector or public sector.
“Again, we promised that we would never see any more ASUU strike, we would devote a lot of resources to education to make sure that our young men and women are educated and they continue to go to school without any interruption.
“We propose to restructure this country. You people in the Niger Delta need restructuring than any other part of this country, we would give you more resources and power to deal with your problems, you don’t need to always beg the federal government for everything, when you are actually producing the resources of the country. So we will devolve more power and resources to you in the Niger Delta.”