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2023: Atiku woos Delta delegates, pledges to restructure Nigeria

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2023: Atiku woos Delta delegates, pledges to restructure Nigeria

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has told delegates in Delta State that he will restructure and restore the economy of the country if elected as the president of the country come 2023.

Abubakar, a presidential aspirant on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform, made the pledge, while addressing the party delegates and Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa on Friday at Government House, Asaba.

He outlined other areas he would focus attention on if given the opportunity to preside over the affairs of the nation to include unity of the country, insecurity, economy and education.

He stressed that the country was at a cross road and needed an experienced hand to navigate through.

Abubakar thanked delegates from Delta for the support given to him at the Port Harcourt convention in 2019 and appealed to them to vote for him in the PDP presidential convention billed for May 28 and May 29, in Abuja.

He said the issue of power rotation was enshrined in the party’s constitution, pointing out that what the PDP needed at this time was to grab the power before entrenching rotation.

“We want to thank you very much indeed particularly for the support that we received from Delta in the last primaries that took place in Port Harcourt.

“We cherished that support and we value that support and we shall not forget that support.

“Having said that, we have come to another season of elections in the country but this season is unique because Nigeria has never found itself in this type of situation facing numerous challenges.

“That was why when l declared to run for the presidential election this time around, l identified five key areas that this country requires immediate attention.

“First of all, l identified the lack of unity in our country today,” he said.

He called on delegates to put competence and credibility above money in casting their votes for aspirants to fly the flag of the party.

On his part, Okowa, affirmed that Abubakar had the experience to take the country out of the challenges bedeviling the nation.

He said that the issue of restructuring was germane to the people of the Niger Delta region in the choice of who should rule the country in 2023.

He said the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) was one way to enhance a credible election and charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that transparency was not compromised.

Okowa said delegates from the state would scrutinize the presidential aspirants and throw their weight behind the most credible at the forthcoming party’s primaries.

According to him, at the time decisions would be made by the people of Delta, a lot of these issues would be examined.

Also speaking, the PDP State Chairman, Chief Kingsley Esiso, said delegates would support aspirants with proven integrity.

2023: Atiku woos Delta delegates, pledges to restructure Nigeria

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