2023: I’ll Prioritise Security, Re-jig Economy if Elected President, says PDP Aspirant Hayatu-Deen

2023: I’ll Prioritise Security, Re-jig Economy if Elected President, says PDP Aspirant Hayatu-Deen

  • Mohammed Hayatu-Deen has pledged to place priority on the security of lives and property in Nigeria if he is elected president
  • The PDP presidential aspirant also promised to re-jig the nation's ailing economy if gets the party's ticket
  • Hayatu-Deen made the statement while on a consultative visit to PDP delegates in Asaba, Delta state

FCT, Abuja - A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, has pledged to place priority on security of lives and property as well as re-jig the nation's ailing economy if elected president.

Hayatu-Deen made the pledge on Monday, May 16 when he paid a consultative visit to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta in Asaba.

Hayatu-Deen was received by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa during his visit to Delta state. Photo credit: @DSGovernment
Source: Twitter

He said that he would declare an emergency on national security on his very first day in office, adding that the import of the declaration would involve all stakeholders, and would enable the nation to find lasting solutions to insecurity plaguing the country.

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The presidential hopeful who said that all round development of the country would form his cardinal goal, sued for the support of the governor and delegates to enable him emerge as the PDP presidential flag bearer at the national convention of the party.

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He expressed concern over the level of ethnic dichotomy, religious intolerance and the high level of poverty plaguing the country, pointing out that he would run an all-inclusive government.

He also reiterated that he would use his training in economics to tackle the dwindling economy of Nigeria.

His wordS:

"As an economist, I know why countries succeed and why they failed. Having been a turnaround manager all my life; I think I am in a very good position to fix our revenue problems.
"We had earlier come, I and other presidential aspirants to see you and you welcomed us warmly. Now, I am here on my own steam.

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"I have been touring the country and I have been telling the delegates that Delta state is oasis of sanity and excellence."

Responding, Governor Okowa said he was happy with the calibre of persons campaigning to become the president of Nigeria in the PDP, pointing out that it was a clear indication that the party was set to rescue the nation from its numerous problems.

The governor said the leadership and members of the party in the state would cast their votes for the best aspirants at the convention, just as he advocated for a free, fair, and credible primary where both the winner and others would be glad about the result.

He assured Hayatu-Deen that PDP delegates from the state will meet to take decision on who to vote for at the national convention.

The presidential aspirant and his team were earlier at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba, to intimate delegates about his ambition to rule the country.

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2023: PDP dumps zoning despite agitations from southeast politicians

Recall that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the PDP recently opted to throw the contest for its presidential ticket open rather than zone it to a particular region of the country.

The spokesman of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, announced this decision while briefing reporters at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.

He said the NEC of the party aligned with the recommendation of the PDP national zoning committee that the presidential election should now be left open.

2023: FCI to partner with other agencies to combat fake news

On its part, FactCheck Initiative (FCI) has created a team for a cause that will involve partnering with the government and other agencies in other to have free, fair, and peaceful elections in Nigeria void of any form of violence in 2023.

The main aim of this cause will be to spot, examine and respond to the impact caused by any misleading information ahead of the upcoming 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

Adeoye Temitope, country director, FactCheck Initiative says stopping fake news and misinformation is the inspiration behind the project.

Source: Legit.ng

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