The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to end insecurity and insurgency if elected president.
The PDP flagbearer spoke on Monday while speaking to Party supporters in Zamfara state capital, Gusau.
Atiku expressed his condolences to the people of the state who have been victims of bandit assaults in recent years, which have resulted in hundreds of deaths.
In his words;
“We have been looking forward to come to Zamfara because of what we are reading on social media, now we have seen that it is true. Firstly I want use this opportunity to condole and sympathise with you I know that apart from the people of Borno and Yobe there is state that suffered the loss of people apart from you as a result of banditry, armed bandits among others, we pray that God will bring this to an end, but the end of it all is if God wills it is to vote for PDP, because APC brought this evil in the last seven to eight years of its administration.They brought insecurity, poverty, and disunity; our youth are not going to school because teachers are not paid in secondary and tertiary institution. With your vote you will expunge them. I promised to restore peace and security in Nigeria I have done it in the past I, so, see no reason why with your support and backing by the grace of God there wont be peace in Nigeria.Secondly the people of Zamfara are known for trading, farming, rearing today none of these exist, therefore with your support we will restore all businesses, ensure that all our youth are schooling without hitches.”
Atiku further added;
“When you elect your governor we will collaborate with him to ensure that all things Zamfara needed is done. As Federal government we will ensure the construction of railway that brought wealth to Kaura. We will work with the state government to revitalise the closed down textile company.We will give businessmen capital to open these textiles for job generation. We will open borders because it is not in line with the law. Our borders are closed while others are open.They brought us abject poverty there is no justice in this. I promised under the Federal Government we will reconstruct Bakalori Dam for those farmers that were prevented from farming. Two governors in the past made a pledge to me to construct airport but failed to do it the Federal Government will assist the state to build the airport in Zamfara.”