Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, has promised to rebuild the nation if he wins the 2023 general election.
When Mr. Abubakar visited Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, the Ooni of Ife, at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Tuesday, he made this statement.
“You’ll all recall that from 1999 to 2015, Nigeria witnessed its greatest growth, biggest prosperity and peaceful coexistence during the PDP era.
“We believe it is time for you, the people of this country, to give us another opportunity again, So that we can restore the unity of this country.
“So that we can secure this country again, make the nation prosperous than any other country in the continent of Africa,” he stated.
Fulfilling the mandate
If elected in 2023, Mr. Atiku Abubakar committed to keep every promise he made.
“If the mandate is given to PDP, the unity, peace and stability will be achieved across the nation which will lead to government of national unity,” he said.
He gave the assurance that his government would include everyone, claiming that doing so would spur growth and advancement for all.
“It is only when we have peaceful coexistence in the country, and unity that we’ll be able to undertake most of our cardinal programmes.
“And one of our cardinal programmes that we promise people of this country is to restructure this nation, some people are saying that how can a northerner restructure this country.
“But let me take you to this memory lane that Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, late Murtala Mohammed, they all achieved their plans of restructuring of this country,” he said.
Mr. Abubakar declared that he will use every legal strategy to reconstruct the nation and give states and local government councils more authority.
“We’ll also ensure that the National Assembly amend the Constitution to give power to all traditional rulers.
“I’ve not come here in this palace to campaign but I am here to give respect to your Royal Highness,” he said.
Assurance from Osun Governor
Earlier, Osun Governor Ademola Adeleke gave Mr. Abubakar assurances that the state would vote heavily in the 2023 election.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, said in his statements that only God Almighty has power and that Nigeria belonged to everyone and was superior to all other countries.
“Either you become president or vice president, the maximum you use is eight years. Remember what your legacy will be there and Your legacy is to serve the people, give them better life.
“We are all looking for hope, the masses want to see prospect and prosperity in their lives, the masses want to see better life and live a good life.
“Know surely that you are a servant to our people, try to have love of our people in your heart. Everytime you must continue to love our people especially the youths,” he said.
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