The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has assured the people of Ebonyi State that they will not be marginalised in his government.
The former vice-president gave the assurance at the party’s presidential campaign held at the Pa Oruta Ngele Township Stadium in Abakaliki, Friday where he said that the greatest transformation the people of the state had been enjoying since its creation happened under the PDP government.
Atiku urged the people of Ebonyi not to be deceived, saying that there is no party like PDP.
He stated: “Having said that, I want to use this opportunity to promise you that Ebonyi will never again be marginalised in the federal government. And to the people of the South-east let me tell you I don’t know what will happen in future, but this is your best time. Do you know why I said so, you will have a vice-president from South-east and you’ll have the wife of the vice-president who is also a South-easterner. Which means you have two over three.
“Let me tell you I have been to many states in Nigeria, I have not seen a mobilisation and organisation like this. I want to single out Governor David Umahi, no wonder you are referred to as Mr Construction.
I have been travelling round all over the country, this is the only state where they construct road with concrete. It means your roads are going to be a lifetime road, it is only somebody like Umahi that can do that.”
The National Chairman of the party Uche Secondus called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, from the February 16th general election for allegedly importing foreign mercenaries to influence the elections.
Secondus described as shameful, the incidents in Kano on Thursday during the APC presidential campaign where governors and other mercenaries from neighbouring countries especially Niger Republic attended the rally and openly campaigned for the president.
He said such actions showed that the APC intends to import more foreign nationals into the country to influence the elections and called on INEC to disqualify the party from the elections.
He said a vote for Atiku Abubakar is a vote for freedom from poverty, hunger and insecurity.
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