Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigerian Vice-President and 2023 presidential aspirant, has promised to enhance the unification of Nigeria if elected as president. ayokinews.com reports
Atiku, who happens to be contesting under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), also highlighted his desire to ensure the strick adherence to law and order.
Atiku made his remarks during a meeting with PDP delegates and leaders in Akure, Ondo state, on Sunday night.
He promised to tackle the rising insecurity by increasing the manpower of the country’s security agencies as part of measures to safeguard the lives and properties of Nigerians.
Atiku also vowed to procure additional policing equipments, while adding that the provision of more staffs and equipment to security agencies is one of the greatest ways to address the current security challenges in the country.
He thanked the people of Ondo state for believing in him and voting for him during the 2019 election as the then PDP’s candidate.
He further urged the PDP state delegates to once again cast their votes for him at the at the party’s primary election slated for May 28.
“My number one priority is to unify the people of this country. How do I unify the people of this country? I will be fair to every part of this country,” Atiku said.
“I will give a sense of belonging to every part of this country. Every part of this country will feel they are part of this country.
“It is that unity that will enable us again to live as one nation, one people under God.
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“Every part of this country is dealing with one aspect of insecurity or the other, I will be very tough on law and order.
“I will increase the number of policemen in this country. I will equip them, I will also increase the number of the armed forces, equip them very well, just like we did from 1999 to 2015.
“It is only when you secure the country, there is peace, there is law and order, you can deal with economic challenges.
“Atiku Abubakar is a household name in Ondo state, that is why you gave me over 35,000 vote margin in the last election. You deserve the best in this country.”
He further promised to find the country’s ailing educational sector saying, “education is key to everything”.
“We can only achieve this, if you as delegates, support me and I win the nomination, and I go ahead to win the election,” Atiku added.
The Ondo state PDP chairman, Fatai Adams, responded by promising Atiku that state delegates will “compensate” him with their votes at the primary.