My presidency’ll re-unite Nigeria – Atiku


By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

FORMER Vice President and PDP presidential aspirant in the 2023 general elections, Atiku Abubakar promised to unite Nigeria irrespective of their religion backgrounds.

Atiku Abubakar made the promise when interacting with the Katsina State delegates Wednesday at the state.

The former Vice President warned members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the 2023 general elections.

He also accused the ruling APC of rigging the 2019 presidential election of Katsina, Kano, Yobe, Kaduna and Borno saying he won the five Northern States but APC connived with the nation’s electoral body and rigged the election.

He said “I promised to unify the country that is why I am being referred to as Mr unifier. By unifying this country I mean to say that no part of this country will be neglected.

“Every part will have a sense of belonging. Every religious faith will have a sense of belonging and no part will be discriminated against. It is only when you do that you will have the unity of this country.

“I thank the Katsina State delegates for supporting me in Port Harcourt in 2018. I also thank the entire people of Katsina State for supporting the PDP during the 2019 general elections.

“Katsina, Kano, Borno, Yobe and Kaduna were among the States where APC rigged our results. So, I thank the people of Katsina State for supporting PDP, and I hope this time around you will not allow them to steal your votes”.

He also assured that his prospective government would restore security, revamp industries, reform the economy of the country and create more jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the country.

While accusing the government of President Muhammudu Buhari of being insensitive to the development of the education sector, Abubakar said he will revitalise education and end industrial actions for effective and efficient learning.

He further vowed to devote more powers and resources to States to enable governors to develop their respective States and avoid overdependence on the federal government for survival.

He, therefore, appealed to Katsina State delegates to vote for him in the PDP presidential convention billed for 28 and 29 of this month in Abuja.

Earlier, the former Governor of Katsina State, Shehu Shema said PDP in Katsina loved all the presidential aspirants but assured Atiku Abubakar that they will be wise in their choice come May 28th in Abuja.