Atiku rekindles Balewa’s memories in Gombe
Pledges to stop B’Haram, revive Dadin Kowa Dam for agric
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, rekindled memories of Nigeria’s former Prime Minister, the late Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, as he promised to restore the glory of the North East, as done by Balewa, if elected president.
He also promised to revive ailing and moribund infrastructure established by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, including the Dadin Kowa Dam and various roads connecting Gombe State to other parts of the country.
Speaking at the PDP presidential campaign in Gombe State, yesterday, the PDP flagbearer alleged that most of the infrastructure put in place to strengthen the state’s economy was abandoned by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
“Here in Gombe, I will ensure that we give businessmen the support to initiate industries that will give youths, both male and female, jobs. “
It was the PDP that built the Dakin Kowa Dam to provide power to the North East and give farmers the opportunity to farm and create wealth and jobs in Gombe, if you give me the mandate,” he said.
Atiku also assured that his administration would enhance farming, for farmers to have the opportunity to farm in all seasons.
“Gombe, Bauchi, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states are inter-connected; therefore, I will ensure that we build roads to enable smooth trip within these states and ensure commerce thrives.
“All these pledges I made cannot be actualised without peace. I promise to return peace to Gombe. I will wipe out Boko Haram. Boko Haram is nothing. We have wiped out Boko Haram in Adamawa; what will stop us from wiping out Boko Haram in Borno or Yobe or anywhere they are in this country? Therefore give us the mandate,” Atiku said.
The Director-General of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PCO), Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, in his remarks, assured that Gombe would regain its strong commercial status, if the party is elected into power in 2023.
Tambuwal said: “We know that the Wazirin Adamawa is here at home in Gombe. When the PDP gets to power in 2023, Atiku will ensure security, peace in Gombe and Nigeria at large.
“We know that Gombe is a commercial centre. We shall ensure development and commerce in Gombe and the country at large. Youths will get jobs in the country. Farming will be revitalised in the country as a whole. I know the people of Gombe know this, which is the agenda of his government, if elected.”