Peoples’ Democratic Party presidential candidate Alhaji Abubakar Atiku took his campaign for the 2023 general election to Katsina state on Tuesday, where, among other things, he vowed to reopen the Nigerian economy, address insecurity and ensure quality education. quality.
He declared while addressing the crowd of supporters of his party at the Muhammed Dikko Stadium, Katsina, that “whatever development you see in Katsina state today was done by the PDP. This stadium, roads, institutions and state assembly complex were built by the PDP, including the Government House.
“APC hasn’t done anything; they only trade in insecurity and hunger. We need to vote PDP so we can continue to make commendable achievements across the country.
“The time has come to move on. Leave that other trip and return to the PDP.
“One of the five things that I will prioritize if I am allowed to be president is to address the problem of insecurity and ensure that peace prevails throughout the country. By the grace of God, we will bring this back. Second, we will work to restore the country’s lost economic glory. We will open all borders throughout the country. Fourth, we will make sure that business owners are not arrested or shot just because they were found to have a bag of (smuggled) rice with them.
“In addition, we will make sure that our children return to study in universities, since the institutions are theirs.”
His running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, assured Nigerians that his administration would move Nigeria forward if he was elected to lead the country.
Okowa said: “In Atiku, we have a man you can trust; he is a man with a lot of experience; We have presented the best option for you as a party. Nigeria will be better again if Atiku wins.”
Former Delta Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan also praised the former vice president, saying that he (Atiku) is the best man to lead Nigeria after 2023.
Highlights of the event included the announcement of the defection of some former APC members in Katsina state, including former state government secretary Alhaji Muhammed Inuwa, to the PDP.