- Atiku Abubakar has promised to complete the construction of the second Niger Bridge
- The PDP presidential aspirant said he would ensure the bridge is brought to fruition because of his wife Jennifer who hails from Anambra state
- According to Atiku, with Peter Obi as the VP, roads in the region would also be completed
The presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has assured the people of the southeast of completing the Second Niger Bridge should he be elected as president.
Atiku while speaking at the PDP mega campaign in Onitsha on Thursday, January 31, said he would ensure the Second Niger Bridge is completed because of his wife Jennifer Douglas who hails from the state.
Accompanied by his wife and his running mate, Peter Obi, the PDP presidential candidate urged the people of the state to get their permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) and vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration at the February election.
"I’m not here to campaign, but to inform you that your son, Peter Obi and your daughter are the real contestants. I’m in the minority.
“You asked me to complete Second Niger Bridge, that I’ll do because of my wife. With Peter Obi as the VP, be rest assured that the roads in the region will be completed too,” the candidate said.
He also visited the Obi of Onitsha, Obi Alfred Achebe, from whom he sought for the blessing of the monarch, which, according to him, would boost his economic dreams for the country.
“Your royal blessing will nurture this quest for new economic direction of our country through new political economy resolve," he added.
Also at the rally, the national chairman of the opposition party, Uche Secondus, presented Atiku to the people of the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, said he is sure that the PDP's presidential candidate and his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, will be elected as president in the coming elections.
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Obasanjo, who recently took a swipe at the administration of Muhammadu Buhari, described the president's integrity and morality as fake and unbankable.
The former president said he has forgiven Atiku and he won't be retracting his recent remarks on President Buhari and his government.
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