Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s nominee for president, has pledged to increase security and hasten the development of the nation’s infrastructure.
Atiku made the pledge on Saturday during the PDP Presidential campaign event in Minna, the capital of Niger State, in front of a multitude of party supporters.
The candidate thanked the state’s residents for their support of the PDP over the years and claimed that now that they have lived as citizens under both the PDP and the All Progressives Congress, which duped them, they are better equipped to cast informed votes.
We want to thank the Niger people for their support since we arrived in the state, and may God bless you all, he stated.
“You know that only PDP can bring peace to Niger. When PDP was in power from 1999 to 2015 was there insecurity in Niger?
“We want to assure you that if you return PDP we will eliminate insecurity in Niger. We also assure you that the Baro port that the PDP first constructed before you demanded for change, now have you seen the change?
“What did the change brought? Insecurity, hardship and economic meltdown. We appeal to you to return PDP for improved security, development and other things in Niger and the country at large.
“I want to remind the people of Niger, most of the schools, universities, roads and hospitals, let’s assume you voted for APC. Have you not seen the difference? Now is time for another change.“
Similar remarks were made by Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, National Chairman of the PDP, who noted that Niger State is the largest state in terms of landmass in Nigeria at 76,000 square kilometers. Niger State is known as the power center of Nigeria because of its gorgeous scenery, abundance of water resources, and energy resources.