The Presidential Candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has described himself as the author of restructuring; with top PDP Leaders declaring that he will be Nigeria’s President, from May 29, this year, and that President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, must go back to his hometown, Daura.
The former Vice President, spoke on Monday, at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, near the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State, while campaigning, along with other Leaders of the PDP.
Atiku, was accompanied by one of his wives, Jennifer, and other Leaders of the PDP.
The rally was also attended by former President, Goodluck Jonathan, who was accompanied by his wife, Dame Patience; Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; his counterpart of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; the Director-General of PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Bukola Saraki, the Senate President; the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, an indigene of Andoni Local Government Area, LGA, of Rivers State; and Rivers State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Felix Obuah; among other Leaders of the party.
Atiku said: “Let me use this opportunity to pay tribute to a Nigerian, who is patriotic, who is fearless, who is courageous, who is hardworking, and who believes in this country. That Nigerian is Governor Wike. Wike and I have a few things in common. We no dey fear ooo. Do you want somebody we dey fear to lead you. It means, if he is afraid, you will all be finished. I want to commend him (Wike) for the hard work he has done in Rivers State. I have been part and parcel of this State (Rivers), since 1984. I have not seen one single Governor who has transformed this State, to such a level that you can compare it with any modernised State.
“I have been to many parts of this State (Rivers). The places where I used to go with boats, now I can do by road and cars, sitting comfortably. Wike did all this. He deserves a second term. He deserves to be re-elected. I know you are going to re-elect him. Wike, carry go.
“If you elect PDP, which I am sure you are going to elect, and if you elect Atiku, you know that I am the author of restructuring. I will give it (restructuring) to Niger Delta, and I will give it to all parts of this country. We must restructure.
“It is the Obasanjo/Atiku administration that started the East-West Road. Till today, it is not finished. It is not finished, because you did not vote for PDP in 2015, to continue. APC came and halted it. If you vote for PDP again, we are going to finish it.
“Your Ports (sea) that do not work to create jobs, the Port Harcourt Port and Onne Port, we will complete them; so that we can create thousands of jobs for young men and women in Rivers State.
“You can see that APC has not done anything for you. They have not done anything for Niger Delta. They have not done anything for South-South. Every development that you have got in Rivers State, South-South or Niger Delta, is PDP. So, continue to vote for PDP. I beg you.
“I want to assure you that I will protect the Constitution (of Nigeria). You know sey nobody go court reach me in Nigeria, to protect our Constitution. I will protect separation of powers. I will not interfere with the National Assembly, because I believe in checks and balances. I will not interfere with the Judiciary, because it is part and parcel of our checks and balances. I will uphold the rule of law. I will not allow rule of law to be trampled by anybody.”
Also speaking, former President, Goodluck Jonathan, stated that Atiku would be Nigeria’s President, from May 29, 2019, describing Rivers State as totally PDP, claiming that Nigeria has not made progress since he left Office, on May 29, 2015.
Elsewhere, Wike said: “We have darkness and light (in Nigeria). APC is darkness. PDP is light. Do you want to vote for darkness? It is a war between dictatorship and freedom. Do you want dictatorship? Dictatorship is APC. Freedom is PDP. Are you Atikulated?”
Adding, Secondus described Atiku as the next President of Nigeria, as well, alleging that the APC is in disarray, with its Leaders desperate and confused, making them allegedly, to be running from pillar to post, while insisting that the Presidential Candidate of the PDP would be a winner, on February 16, with Buhari to have no choice, but to leave the Presidential Villa, on May 29, this year, and return to his Daura hometown.
The National Chairman of the PDP, maintained that Atiku has capacity and energy; and being innovative, would be able to work for 24-hours daily, and would be fully in charge as the Commander-in-Chief, claiming that, the party’s Presidential Candidate would be the next helmsman of Nigeria, this year.
Contributing, Saraki urged Nigerians to come out enmasse, on Saturday, and vote for Atiku and other Candidates of the PDP, in order to move the nation forward, while claiming that his party’s Presidential Candidate would change Nigeria, and put an end to the current poverty.
Obi, the Vice Presidential Candidate, claimed that the only person who could make Nigeria to work again, would be Atiku.
While also speaking, the Presidential Campaign Coordinator in Rivers State, Senator Olaka Worgu, noted that for better life, Nigerians must massively vote for Atiku, on Saturday, stressing that, Nigerians deserve better than they are currently getting from the APC administration of President Buhari.