The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has told the people of Abuja that when voted into power will give them all their entitlements and appointments.
Atiku also said that he shall support constitutional review and that the aspirations of the Abuja people are protected and guaranteed in a reviewed constitution if they vote for him again.
Atiku made the pledge during the party’s presidential rally held in Abuja on Saturday.
The former vice-president said, “All your entitlements under the current constitution, all the appointments that belong to Abuja will be given to Abuja. You know that 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.
The presidential candidate of the PDP further pledged, “we will restructure this country, and in the process of restructuring, we shall give you all that you are demanding. I assure and promise you that.
He said the country currently experiences challenges, imagining Abuja, the federal capital not secured, adding, “we shall protect Abuja and secure it for your own safety.
He reminded the people of his five-point agenda saying, “we shall unify this country. Every part of this country will be given a sense of belonging. No part will be sidelined, no part will be marginalised. That is how to bring a sense of unity to a country like Nigeria.
He noted, “We have pledged to restore security, it is very essential that we give everybody peace. It is only when there is peace that we can undertake our different aspirations.
He stressed that the people of Abuja before anybody feels the impact of government, will be the first because they are in the federal capital promising that a PDP administration will fulfil all these obligations. We thank you very much indeed.
Earlier, the National Chairman of PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, berated the All Progressives Congress APC’s-led government and that some people living in Abuja have been forced back to their villages because of the suffering they are facing.
“When Atiku Abubakar comes back as the president, he will continue from where he stopped. He was the vice president in charge of the national economy under former President Obasanjo, so he knows what to do.
“We don’t want an experimental president, we don’t want a president who will come and deceive you and would not know what to do. You know that we woke up one day here in Abuja and we were threatened that the whole of Abuja is going to be attacked, insecurity is affecting everybody. In fact, many of you all over the country can’t travel to your home states because the roads are blocked by bandits.
“Return this country to the PDP and see what we will do for you.
Ayu also berated how the sitting government made the cost of living became unbearable for Nigerians.
He revealed, “Nigeria is the most borrowed country in the world. That means everybody in Abuja is suffering, particularly. Housing construction that the PDP was doing rapidly has virtually come to a halt. The cost of building materials is so enormous.
He further stated, “More importantly, vote for our president Atiku Abubakar, because he knows what you are going through, every citizen of Abuja is suffering.