Obiora Ifoh, Abuja
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has promised the people of Bauchi State to exploit the petroleum discovered between Bauchi and Gombe for the benefit of the people when elected as next Nigeria’s president come February 25, 2023.
Atiku disclosed this while speaking to party supporters at the Tafawa Balewa Township Staduim in Bauchi at the presidential campaign rally on Tuesday.
Atiku also stated that the he will set aside $10 billion dollars for the youths and women to set up small scale businesses.
The presidential candidate also received hundreds of defectors from NNPP and Labour Party including senior party officials.
The former vice-president stated “I have also pledged that the petroleum that has been discovered between Bauchi and Gombe will be exploited to the benefit of the people. I have also pledged to set aside $10 billion for youths and women to receive loans to set up their small and medium business enterprise for self-employment.”
The PDP flag-bearer appreciated the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed for constructing roads, schools, hospitals and among others.
Speaking to supporters the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu noted that the PDP is the medicine the people need that will cure their hunger and for their children who don’t go to school, when Atiku becomes the next president of Nigeria.
Ayu stressed “I bring you medicine for all your problems, medicine for hunger, medicine for insecurity, medicine for your children not going to school. That medicine is PDP under the leadership of President Atiku Abubakar.
He further remarked, “Today everybody who ran away is coming back. We have just received everybody from the Kwankwasiya, I don’t need to come to Bauchi and campaign.
Speaking earlier the Director General of the presidential campaign council Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, stated the the PDP presidential is the candidate that has the capacity to develop the country, because of his resourcefulness and knowledge.
He said, “here is a man who has the capacity to turn things around. A man who has the knowledge, very resourceful, the man who has the empathy to do things right. The man who can assemble the right team to put this economy in place.
He added, “I can assure you that with Atiku Abubakar, you will not buy fuel again for N400 a litre, with Atiku Abububakar, you will not trek again, with Atiku Abubakar, schools will not close, with Atiku Abubakar, our tertiary health institutions will no longer be consulting clinics, every thing will start to shift back to perfection,” he said