2023 Polls: Atiku Takes Bauchi, Gombe by Storm, Promises Residents “Real Change”
- Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assured the people of Gombe and Bauchi states that his government if elected, would invest in oil exploration
- The former vice president made the promise to the residents during his presidential campaign rally in Bauchi
- Atiku also said he has plans to revive the rail lines that connect the Northeast subregion with other parts of the country
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The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to ensure the smooth exploration of petroleum resources discovered in Bauchi and Gombe states if elected as the next president of Nigeria.
In a statement seen by Legit.ng, Atiku also promised to inject the required amount of money to empower youths and women to discourage restiveness and other anti-social behaviour across the country.
The former vice president made the pledge in Bauchi while addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters during the PDP Presidential Campaign Rally at Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium.
He explained that transporting the discovered petroleum resources from the states would be easy because he plans to revive the rail lines that connect the Northeast subregion with other parts of the country.
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Atiku also appreciated the warm reception accorded him by the people of Bauchi and the peaceful conduct during the campaign rally.
On his part, the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, expressed hope that all the party’s candidates would emerge victorious in the forthcoming general elections.
Also, the PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, said the party’s presidential candidate has all the required experience for the position of Nigeria's president, adding that if voted into power, PDP would correct the ills of previous administrations.
The event was attended by the PDP vice presidential candidate, Governor Ifenyi Okowa; the Governor of Bauchi, Senator Bala Mohammed; Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa; Udom Emanuel of Akwa Ibom, and former governors, and senators.
Wike makes U-turn, grants Atiku access to Rivers stadium for campaign rally
Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party can now use the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Rivers state.
The approval to use the facility was made by the state governor, Nyesom Wike, who is in a running battle with Atiku.
Wike's approval came days after he denied the party and its 2023 presidential candidate access to the facility for their campaign rally.
After months of long-running battle, PDP national chairman makes key appeal to influential G-5 governor
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state had earlier been urged to work with the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party to rescue Nigeria.
The appeal was made to the governor on Monday, February 7, by the national chairman of the opposition party.
Iyorchia Ayu said Ortom's support is needed to secure Atiku Abubakar's victory at the 2023 presidential poll a reality.