The flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reiterated his promise to end marginalization and unify every part of the country if elected as President in 2023.
We reported that the former Vice President stated this on Saturday at the PDP Presidential campaign rally in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The PDP standard bearer promised to ensure that no part of the country is marginalised and reiterated his vow to restructure the country if he becomes the President in 2023.
Atiku also urged FCT electorates to support PDP again in 2023 and stressed that he will ensure protection for every Nigerian living in the FCT and other parts of the country.
He said: “Give us your support again, we will do more than what we did between 1999 and 2015 for the residents of Abuja. All your entitlements under the current constitution, all the appointments that belong to Abuja will be given to Abuja, we have done so before and we are going to do so again.
“If what you have demanded requires constitutional review, we assure you that we shall support that constitutional review so that your aspirations are protected and guaranteed in our new constitution.
“More so, we have pledged to restructure this country, in the process of restructuring, we shall give you all that you are demanding, I assure you that and I want to promise you.
”The people of Abuja, before anybody feels the impact of the government, you will be the first because you are in the federal capital. I promise that a PDP administration will fulfill all these obligations. We thank you very much indeed.
“Currently, we have challenges; can you imagine Abuja not secured? Can you imagine Abuja the federal capitals not secured? We shall protect Abuja and secure it for your own safety.
“Of course, you are aware of our five point agenda and we shall unify this country. Every part of this country will be given a sense of belonging, no part will be marginalized that is how to bring a sense of unity in a country like Nigeria.
“We have pledged to restore security, it is very very essential that we give everybody peace: a farmer peace to go to the farm, a trader peace to trade, peace to everybody. It is only when there is peace that we can undertake our different aspirations.
“We have promised that education is key to youth development, we have the highest number of out of school children and we will make sure that these children go back to school, not only that we will make sure that our universities reopen forever and ever.”