Atiku takes campaign to Akwa Ibom, promises to build refinery
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised to site a refinery in Akwa Ibom State, if elected.
He made the promise yesterday during his campaign rally at Godswill
Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the state capital.
Atiku charged the people to continue to vote for the PDP so that they would enjoy the dividends of democracy.
“Believe me, you will progress more if you continue to be in PDP, and I commend the people of Akwa Ibom for remaining steadfast in the party. Continue to remain in the PDP for you to continue to enjoy peace, security, industries and others that have been provided by the PDP government.
“Vote PDP from bottom to top, from top to bottom, meaning that all candidates of the party should be returned so that you will continue to enjoy all what the party has done in your state,” he said.
Atiku accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of being responsible for the current woes in the country.
He urged the people to reject the APC in the forth-coming elections, as their intention is to destroy the future of Nigerians, especially the youths.
He lamented the down turn in the economy of the country, occasioned by the inept leadership of the APC-led Federal Government.
According to him, the APC has created problems for the country, despite their promise in 2015 to improve the economy.
He said today, “we have the highest rate of unemployment in the history of our country. Today also, the
United Nations has declared Nigeria the headquarters of poverty in the world, so this is what APC has brought to you.”
The former vice president, who said restructuring of the country, was his cardinal agenda, stressed that such would even result in more prosperity for the state.
He attributed every development in Akwa Ibom in the area of education, health, industries and infrastructure to the PDP, noting that, the state would continue to progress as long as they remain in PDP.
He urged them not to be deceived into voting for candidates outside the
National chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus said the mammoth crowd remained a testimony that the PDP is well accepted in the state.
He warned that plans by the opposition to rig the elections in Akwa Ibom would be resisted by the people.