- Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, is continuing consultations for his presidential aspiration
- The front-line Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant was in the northeast recently to meet with party delegates
- Tambuwal vowed to restore peace in the region and rebuild the area
The governor of Sokoto state and PDP presidential aspirant, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has vowed that he will not only restore peace and secure the states in the northeast region facing insurgency, but rebuild them if elected as the president of Nigeria in 2019.
Governor Tambuwal disclosed this when he met delegates of the PDP from Borno and Yobe states in Maiduguri on Wednesday, September 26.
Tambuwal noted that during his term as speaker of the House of Representatives, the affected states were giving support to overcome security challenges.
He lamented that the present administration is doing very little in ending the insurgency, stressing that many security operatives have been killed by the insurgents.
“By the grace of Almighty Allah, we shall recruit more able hands, deploy needed technology and rejig the security architecture to tackle and put an end to insurgency in the north-east. We will put an end to the reign of terror," he said.
He added that it is time to rebuild hospitals, schools and the economy of the affected states.
"We will recharge the Lake Chad basin from Central Africa. I am not aware of any concrete effort by the current administration to address the issue of Lake Chad. This has crippled the livelihood of many. Economic activities will boom again in Borno.
“There will be good healthcare facilities as well as quality education, both formal and Islamic for our children. This will ensure they don't become willing tools in the hands of unscrupulous elements in the society,” he stated.
Tambuwal urged the delegates to vote for him during the national convention of the PDP slated for October 5 and 6 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Responding, Alhaji Zannah Gaddama Mustapha, Borno state PDP chairman, stated that Aminu Tambuwal represents the type of leader Nigerians want .
“With Tambuwal's experience over the years , he is the best deal for Nigeria today and Borno PDP and Yobe will give him their bulk votes,” he said.
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His Yobe counterpart, Alhaji Sani inuwa nguru, stated that Tambuwal will offer the 21st century leadership that Nigeria needs right now .
According to him, “Tambuwal will be a digital President and not an analogue one.”
Last weekend, Tambuwal had said that he is well-prepared to provide the 21st century and dynamic leadership that Nigeria and Nigerians deserve.
He disclosed this during his engagement with delegates of PDP in Ekiti state on Friday, September 21, as part of his nationwide consultations.
The governor who solicited for the support of the delegates at the forthcoming national convention of the party, said that his past leadership positions have prepared him for a time like this when Nigerians are clamouring for a dynamic leader that can save them from the hardship inflicted on them by the current government.
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