… Vows to return good old days of Tafawa Balewa to North
The People’s Democratic Party’s PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has said the insecurity challenges brought about by the menace of the Boko Haram insurgents will be a thing of the past if he is elected as the president of Nigeria.
Atiku who disclosed this in Gombe, Monday during the PDP’s presidential campaign also vowed to return the good old days of the late Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa to North.
According to Atiku said, “I will wipe out Boko Haram. Book Haram is nothing. We have wiped out Boko Haram in Adamawa. What will stop us from wiping out Boko Haram in Borno or Yobe or anywhere they are in this country? Therefore give us the mandate.”
He continued, “When Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the Prime Minister most of you were not born, don’t you want another Tafawa Balewa in the North-east? This can only be actualised by voting PDP and here I am the one that will give you the opportunity to produce another Tafawa Balewa.
“What I want to pledge here in Gombe is to ensure that we give businesses the support to set-up industries that will give youths both males and females jobs.
“Recall it was the PDP that built the Dagin-Kowa Dam to provide electricity to the North-east and give farmers the opportunity to farm, I will create wealth and jobs in Gombe State, if you give me the mandate. I promise you that if you elect me, what we have started, I will ensure that the electricity that will be provided from Dagin-Kowa Dam will be sufficient to the entire North-east. I will enhance farming so that our farmers will have the opportunity to farm both during raining and dry seasons.
“Gombe, Bauchi, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are all interconnected; therefore, I will ensure that we build roads to enable smooth trip within these states with ease and ensure that commercial activities thrive, most especially, I will return peace to the state because without peace all these pledges that I made cannot be actualised.”
Speaking, the chairman of the campaign council and the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel said, “When PDP was in power, how much was a tin of milk, how much is a tin of milk today? When PDP was in power, how much was a bag of rice, how much is a bag of rice today? When PDP was in power, how much was one orange, how much is an orange sold today?
“We just want to let the People know that PDP is coming back to make sure that our economy bounces back, to make sure that our naira regains in strength, to make sure you have more milk in your tea. PDP is coming back to bring the economy back, to make sure there is light, to make sure no more darkness, to make you have access to many things you are not having now.”
The Director General of the campaign and Sokoto State governor Aminu Tamuwal also said, “We know that the Wazirin Adamawa is here at home in Gombe and when the PDP gets to power in 2023, Atiku will ensure security, peace in Gombe and Nigeria at large.
“We know that Gombe is a commercial center, we shall ensure that wealth is revitalised and bring development, commerce in Gombe and the country at large. Youths both male and female will get jobs in the country, farming will be revitalised and the country as a whole. I know the people of Gombe know this, which is the agenda of his government if elected.”