- Atiku Abubakar has promised to end Boko Haram insurgency in Borno state
- The PDP presidential candidate also promised to initiate peace-building process
- The former vice president urged the people to vote for PDP candidates at all levels
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has promised practical measures to end Boko Haram insurgency and restore peace to Borno, if elected.
Atiku gave the assurance at the PDP residential rally on Wednesday, February 6, in Maiduguri.
He said that if given the mandate, he would adopt effective security programmes to end insurgency, protect lives and property as well as enhance peace-building processes in the region.
Atiku said that he would initiate programmes to fast track rehabilitation, resettlement of displaced communities and address humanitarian crisis caused by the insurgency.
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He added that the party had sound manifestos to reinvigorate agriculture, education, reduce poverty, enhance employment generation and create wealth.
“I will implement sound programmes to stimulate sustainable rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced communities. I will ensure safe return of displaced persons to their homes.
“We will implement practical programmes to transform agriculture and education to empower the youths and women for the improvement of social and economic status of the people," Atiku said.
He called on security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the conduct of transparent, free, fair and credible elections. He also called on the electorate to vote for the PDP and its candidates, to enable the party win election at all levels.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rally was attended by thousands of supporters including the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Muhammad Imam, chairman of the party, Alhaji Zannan Gaddama, chieftains and candidates of the party.
NAN reports that Atiku’s campaign train had earlier held similar rally in Damaturu, Yobe.
Meanwhile, the vice presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi, on Tuesday, February 5, in Anambra state, said “only those who do not wish Nigeria well are still supporting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).”
During a roadshow in Awka to create awareness among the people of the state concerning the February 16 election, Obi intermittently spoke to the crowd, inviting them to vote for the PDP in the forth coming election in order to empower Alhaji Abubakar Atiku to make Nigeria to start working again.
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