By Ajogwu Jerry
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to complete all abandoned federal government projects in Kogi State, if he emerges as the President of Nigeria in the forthcoming election.
Atiku also promised to create jobs and wealth for the unemployed youths.
He made the promise on Monday in Lokoja while addressing a crowd of party supporters at a rally.
He said his decision to contest the presidency was focused on ordinary citizens, and described Kogi as a beacon of hope and progress which must be carefully managed.
According to him, the state is endowed with abundant natural resources in commercial quantity waiting to be tapped to make Nigeria a truly industrialised nation.
He promised workers and pensioners in the state prompt payment of their salaries and pensions from May 29.
Atiku also condemned the detention of Senator Dino Melaye by the police and called for his immediate release.
Earlier, the Director-General of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation and President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, urged Nigerians to vote out the All Progressives Congress in the next general elections.
Saraki maintained that Nigerians were not born to suffer, adding that Abubakar as an experienced businessman would create jobs for Nigerians.
“Don’t be deceived, don’t be intimidated, don’t be afraid, stand for the truth and come out en masse to vote for our candidates in all the elections,” Saraki said.