The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, has said that he in partnership with the Akwa State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel would build refineries in the state if they succeed in the 2019 elections.
Atiku made the promise on Monday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo during his campaign rally.
The presidential candidate said, “When you elect me as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I will, in partnership with Governor Udom Emmanuel, whom you will re-elect, build refineries in Akwa Ibom State. Restructuring, which is one of my promises, will also have positive impact in Akwa Ibom State.”
He used the rally to unveil his vision for the country, noting that he was committed to get Nigeria working again,, saying, “To get Nigeria working again, I plead with the people of Akwa Ibom State and indeed Nigerians to vote PDP from top to bottom and bottom to top.”
He reiterated his position on restructuring, stressing that he’ll not only restructure the country, but will be a President for all Nigerians regardless of tribe, tongue or religion.
“Restructuring, which is one of my promises, will also have positive impact in Akwa Ibom State. I don’t discriminate. I am from Adamawa and I don’t care where one comes from. See this young man? Udim; he is from Akwa Ibom and he has been my personal photographer for years.”
While noting that women and youths will constitute 70 percent of his administration, he said he wants to handover the mantle of leadership to youths.
In his remark, the Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, said the barometer used in measuring anybody contesting to be president of a country anywhere in the world is the person’s economic blueprint.
“Today we are showing all Nigerians and the entire world that Akwa Ibom state is PDP and PDP is Akwa Ibom. From today going forward, when the detractors will come to Abuja to deceive those who may not know the truth about the state, tell them that the mammoth crowd we witnessed today at the venue of our party’s presidential rally has spoken volume that indeed, Akwa Ibom is PDP. Come February 16, 2019, the state will give a resounding vote that will translate into electing the next president of Nigeria in the person of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.”