From Ahmad Ibrahim, Lokoja
Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in next month’s general elections, Atiku Abubakar has promised to fix the country if given the mandate.
Addressing a large crowd when his campaign train landed in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital yesterday, the former vice president posited that the country cannot continue to suffer in the midst of plenty.
He said the high level of unemployment, hunger and deprivation has become a serious concern, which must be tackled headlong to safe the nation from total collapse, and enjoined Nigerians not to allow th ruling All Progressives Congress to continue in power in the next dispensation.
The former vice president further assured that the ailing Ajaokuta Steel Project would be revived, to provide jobs for the teeming jobless youths, even as he equally promised to fix all the federal roads in the state.
He also promised to complete the abandoned Inland Port project, which
he stressed, was initiated by the PDP led administration if voted into office, to boost the economic potentials of the state in particular and the country in general.
He described Kogi as a PDP state, which he stressed, recorded monumental achievements while holding forth, assuring that when the party takes over, the on- going sufferings arising from the APC bad leadership.
With her abundant natural resources, according to the former vice president, Kogi would serve as beacon of hope, disclosing that the restructuring of the country was for the overall benefit of the people.
While equally calling on those holding Senator Dino Melaye to release him, Atiku Abubakar enjoined the people of the state not to be deceived by some people, insisting that nothing is working in the state because the present government has done nothing.
The Director General of Atiku Campaign Organization and President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki said Nigerians were not born to suffer, saying under the PDP leadership things would change for the better.
He pointed out that the PDP presidential candidate is in tune with the challenges confronting the nation, assuring concerted efforts would be geared towards pulling the country out of the woods.
Also speaking, former governor of the state and chairman of the state presidential campaign council, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris assured that the state would be delivered to Atiku Abubakar in February, saying the people of the state are fully aware that the APC has nothing to offer Nigerians.