Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
The campaign train of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, berthed in Ogun on Wednesday, with the presidential hopeful charging members of the party in the state to ensure they win their respective polling booths in the forthcoming general election.
Atiku gave this charge while addressing party members and stakeholders during a town hall meeting held at the Park Inn Hotel, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
The presidential candidate was accompanied by the Chairman, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State; the Director General of the Council, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; the National Chairman of PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu; former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Governor Nurudeen Adeleke of Osun State; formr Cross River State governor, Liyel Imoke; his Jigawa State counterpart, Sule Lamido; Minority Leader of the Senate, Philip Aduda; the Soutwest Coordinator, Atiku For President and former governor of Osun State, Olagunaoye Oyinlola; the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Ndidi Elumelu and the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jide Adeniran.
Speaking further, Atiku noted that he would be able to execute his plans to retool the country for greatness, if he wins at the poll, maintaining party members must mobilize the people and ensure PDP wins in their polling booths.
He warned that members must not be complacent by just following the party candidates around, but, strive to deliver the party at the February 25 presidential and national assembly elections.
Atiku informed the gathering that if elected, his administration would expand the scope of the economy so as to improve the living standard of the people and create more employment.
He recalled that the PDP-led government grew Nigeria’s economy between 1999 and 2015 as the largest in Africa, saying that his administration would not only revive the ailing economy, but grow it sustainably.
The PDP presidential candidate added that his administration, in conjunction with international partners, would fund and expand primary health centres, to ensure quality healthcare is made available to the people at the grassroots.
On education, Atiku said more money would be budgeted for education and works towards ending the incessant strikes in the Nigerian universities and other tertiary institutions.
“We will budget more money for education and make sure that ASUU strikes and others cease. The education sector is too important to be neglected. I will not allow our standard of education to fall”, Atiku submitted.