Atiku promises to revamp Calabar Port, create jobs for youths
The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), on Monday in Calabar assured that the dredging of the abandoned Calabar Port channel agriculture, youth development and women empowerment will top his agenda for the people of Cross River State and the south-south region once he is voted as a President of Nigeria.
Atiku who was speaking at the party’s campaign rally said he is fully abreast of the fact that the dredging of the water channel appeared to defied all odds, as it continues to be overshadowed by political intrigues and massive corruption perpetrated by one of the Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“The moment Calabar Port is expanded and it becomes functional, it’s going to serve as an attraction for business which will be to the benefit of the people of Cross River State and the country. My relationship with Cross River State has existed before even joining politics as I was involved in marine business around the State. When I was Vice President the issue of the development of Calabar port came and I gave total and complete support towards it for the benefit of Cross River State people”, he said.
The Former Vice President also stated that he’ll deploy $10B for youth and, women empowerment among others.
The wife of the PDP Presidential Candidate, H.E. Amina Titi Abubakar who had a town hall meeting with women along side the wife of the Vice Presidential Candidate, Dame Ifeanyi Okowa, while addressing the rally assured women of 60 % affirmative action for women empowerment.
Also speaking the Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa called on the people to have faith in Atiku Abubakar based on his long relationship with Cross River State and the region.
The Party National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, said the country’s economy, security, agriculture and education sectors would be better off with the party in control of power. He assured the people of a better Cross River State and Nigeria with PDP .
Also speaking at the rally, the Chairman of the PDP Campaign Council and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, urged the people to reject the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that they should vote 5/5 for PDP.
The Director General of the Campaign Council and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel, appreciated the massive love the people have shown for the party despite the hardship faced as people had to travel 6 to 8 hours for the rally. He said it was evident that PDP will once again win Cross River State.
The PCC Deputy Director-General [Operations] and former Governor of Cross River State, Sen Liyel Imoke said he was confident with the turnout at the rally and the entrenched winning culture of PDP in Cross River State, victory was assured.
Earlier in a welcome address, the Chairman , Cross River State Presidential Campaign Council, Sen Gershom Bassey, assured the Presidential candidate and his team of total support of the State for all round victory for PDP in the state and the National.
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