Mr Atiku promised to revive industries within the South-east and in addition vowed to dredge the River Niger to spice up financial actions within the area.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, says he’s going to be a stepping stone for an Igbo presidency in Nigeria.
Mr Atiku mentioned this on Thursday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, when he flagged off his marketing campaign for the South-east area, in accordance to a report by way of Channel TV.
“I am going to be a stepping stone to an Igbo president in this country. I have shown it in my action because this is the third time that I am running with an Igbo man. If you really want to produce a president, then vote for the Atiku-Okowa ticket,” he informed a crowd of Igbos who accumulated on the venue.
The former vice chairman expressed gratitude to the folk of the state for his or her “warm reception” all over the rally.
“I never thought I will see such a crowd in Anambra State, and believe me, we are not going to forget you, we are going to reward you handsomely,” Mr Atiku added.
Igbo presidency ambition
There were calls from South-east leaders that the area will have to be allowed to produce a Nigerian president for the primary time in 2023.
But the ruling All Progressives Congress and the principle opposition PDP, the 2 dominant political events in Nigeria, picked their applicants out of doors the area all over their separate presidential primaries in May.
The two events therefore left out the area within the choice of their vice presidential applicants.
Some leaders within the South-east have argued that the emergence of the Nigerian president from the area would finish the Biafra agitation.
Reviving industries in South-east
Speaking all over the rally, Mr Atiku promised to revive industries within the South-east and in addition vowed to dredge the River Niger to spice up financial actions within the area.
He stated Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State, whom he visited on arrival to the state, requested him to make certain that all of the federal roads that cross in the course of the state had been reconstructed if he (Atiku) emerges president in 2023.
“And I promised him, I’m going to do this. He stated ‘just remember to keep watch over our erosion as a result of Anambra is the erosion headquarters of the sector. Erosion is destroying our farmlands, destroying our homes and the entirety we now have’.
“This is a very gigantic project. And I promised him I’m going to do that, and you know I have worked with Soludo before. He is a first-class patriotic Nigerian,” he stated.
The PDP candidate stated the governor additionally appealed to him to revive the Onitsha Port if he wins the presidential election in 2023.
“I said this time around we are going to dredge River Niger and Onitsha Port will function. We are also going to help Anambra industrialise the state so that the state will create as many jobs for our young men and women,” he mentioned.
“And you know, I promised to set aside $10 billion to promote small-scale and medium enterprise for our young men and women so that they can be independent.”
Author: Premium Times