The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Pary, Atiku Abubakar has promised to revive the country’s ailing economy and make Lagos the commercial capital of Africa.
Atiku made this promise during his party’s presidential rally at the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, in Lagos on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Addressing the cheering crowd, Atiku said as a Lagos boy, he passed through the hustle and the bustle of the Centre of Excellence.
He also noted that he has never reneged on any promise, noting he would restructure the country and ensure true federalism.
He, however, added a vote for him is a vote for job security and end to unemployment.
In his words; “I am not like the All Progressive Congress (APC) that makes empty promises. I promise Nigerians that I will restructure the country; I will do it.
“I promise to create jobs, I will do it. Today, the country is writhing in insecurity. Initially, insecurity was limited to the Northeast but has spread to the Northwest and Northcentral.
“I promise to reverse all these trends. I promise to work with the National Assembly, protect the judiciary and respect the rule of law, if I become the President.
“You also saw for yourself when President Muhammadu Buhari came to Lagos, all the trailers disappeared on the Ojuelegba and Apapa bridges, but immediately he left, they come back. It means the traffic issue in Lagos can be addressed,” he added.
Also speaking at the rally, the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus said the party was sure of victory on Saturday. He noted that the trend of the PDP rallies across the country was favourable.
He said; “Today, we are in the Centre of Excellence and commercial nerve of Nigeria. You saw what happened in Kano, Katsina, the Northwest, Northcentral and Southwest. Everywhere PDP campaigns, the whole place was shut down.
“The man the PDP is putting forward is competent and can do the job. He will bring his full ability to rescue the country. Our financial and business climate will boom again.”