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We’ll Begin Restructuring Nigeria After May 29 —Atiku

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 elections has re - affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on February 16 .


Atiku gave the assurance while addressing thousands of party faithful at a presidential rally at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Monday .


The PDP presidential candidate who was accompanied by his running mate, Peter Obi, and other leaders of the party , promised to uphold the rule of law.


“If you elect PDP and Atiku into office , I will restructure Niger Delta and all other parts of the country . We must restructure the country .


“Secondly , after the Obasanjo / Atiku administration started the East West highway project , till today, it has not been completed.


“It has not been completed because we did not vote PDP to continue in power in 2015 . The project has been halted till today. We are going to complete it if voted into power , ” he assured.


Atiku said that his administration would complete the dredging of old Port Harcourt and Onne sea ports if he wins the February 16 presidential polls .


According to him , Rivers State , Niger Delta and South- South had been abandoned by the administration since 2015 , notwithstanding being the economic hub of the country .


“Every development that the people of South- South, Niger Delta and Rivers have gotten was done by PDP - led governments. The roads , schools , hospitals and water, among others were provided by PDP .


“I assure you that I will protect the Constitution , protect separation of powers and will not interfere with the National Assembly and Judiciary because I believe in checks and balances .


“My administration will uphold rule of law and will never allow the rule of law to be trampled by anybody, ” he promised .


Also speaking , former President Goodluck Jonathan called on the people of the state to come out en masse to vote PDP at all levels .


He said that nepotism, divisiveness, discrimination , factionalism , favouritism , sectionalism and killings had now become prevalent in the country .


“All of us know that things that had never been happening in this country have been happening since 2015 . Nigerians can attest if the country has gone forward, backward or static.


“We cannot as a nation continue to stay where we currently are . We believe the only person out of the candidates who can lead us out of this quagmire is Atiku .


“If your son or daughter is qualified to become Inspector - General of Police and Chief of Army Staff , he or she will be appointed. No one will be discriminated against. Atiku will lead Nigeria forward, ” he said.


Senate President and Director - General of Atiku Presidential Campaign, Bukola Saraki, said that Atiku had experience to take the country to greater heights.


He said that poverty and unemployment had reached an all- time high never seen in the country since Independence in 1960 .


“There is poverty in the land and Nigerians are tired of poverty . The people want a man who can bring economic prosperity and that man is Atiku , ” he said .


On his part , PDP National Chairman , Prince Uche Secondus , assured the people of victory at the polls.


He expressed optimism that Atiku would win the North Western states of Jigawa , Kebbi, Kaduna , Kano , Sokoto and Zamfara .


“If you want a president that will work for 24 hours daily, a president with capacity and energy and a president who will be in charge and take responsibility , then vote Atiku , ” he appealed .


Highlight of the rally was the adoption of Governor Nyesom Wike as gubernatorial candidate by 58 political parties in the state .


( NAN )


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