The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised to be another Tafawa Balewa if elected as President in 2023.
Bellnewsonline.com reports that Atiku made the promise on Monday while addressing a crowd of party supporters at the PDP Presidential Campaign in Gombe, Gombe State.
He promised to ensure that all the roads in the North East are built to enable smooth trips within the region with ease and ensure that commercial activities thrive.
The former Vice President also promised to return peace to Gombe by ending the activities of Boko Haram, stating that insurgents are nothing.
He said: “Gombe, Bauchi, Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe are all interconnected; therefore, I will ensure that we build roads to enable smooth trips within these states with easell and ensure that commercial activities thrive, most especially.
“I will return peace to the state because without peace all these pledges that I made cannot be actualized, I will wipe out Boko Haram. Book Haram is nothing.
“We have wiped out Boko Haram in Adamawa, What will stop us from wiping out Boko Haram in Borno or Yobe or anywhere they are in this country? Therefore give us the mandate.
“When Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the Prime Minister most of you were not born, don’t you want another Tafawa Balewa in the North East? This can only be actualised by voting PDP and here I am the one that will give you the opportunity to produce another Tafawa Balewa.”
He vowed to revamp the Dakin-Kowa Dam and ensure that the electricity that will be provided from the Dam will be sufficient for the entire North-East if elected as the next President.
Atiku also promised to ensure that farmers will have the opportunity to farm both during rainy and dry seasons, and help businessmen revive and expand their businesses in order to jump-start the economy.
He added, “I promise you that if you elect me, what we have started, I will ensure that the electricity that will be provided from Dakin-Kowa Dam will be sufficient for the entire North-East. I will enhance farming so that our farmers will have the opportunity to farm both during rainy and dry seasons.
“I promise you that if you elect me, I will ensure that the electricity that will be provided from Dakin-Kowa Dam will be sufficient for the entire Northeast. I will enhance farming so that our farmers will have the opportunity to farm both during rainy and dry seasons.”