If elected president the following year, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pledged to rehabilitate the failing economy and bring peace and tourism to Plateau State.
He made this comment yesterday at the PDP presidential campaign flag-off in Plateau at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos, as party members and locals flocked there to see Atiku and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa.
When elected, Atiku pledged to shift the narrative by highlighting how the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration neglected all the highways connecting the Plateau and other states in the nation.
We’ll restructure the economy, he declared. By encouraging our young people to start their own businesses, we can promote peace and prosperity. In the upcoming national election, I want you to swear that you will reinstate the PDP in power in this state.
Despite being an APC state, the former vice president also pledged to sympathize with the underserved Plateau people.
In his own words: “In the eight years of the APC’s control, federal institutions in the state, such as the Vom Veterinary Research Centre, have become a shadow of themselves. If the PDP wins in 2023, this anomaly will be dealt with in a fair and responsible manner. We support equality and fairness.
Despite Plateau’s crucial location in the nation, the highways that connect it to other regions are now undriveable and death traps. Despite the state’s potential, not even the contract allocated to rehabilitate the Abuja/Akwanga/Lafia/Makurdi roads received any attention. If the PDP is elected in 2023, they will also visit this. To improve business, other highways will also be repaired.
Atiku claims that Plateau is well known for its pleasant climate and atmosphere, which, if fully realized, has the potential to create millions of dollars for the benefit of the populace and the state’s economy.
We shall go back to the Kura Falls power producing facility to realize all of this lovely state’s potential. The PDP will work to improve all development prospects, advance governance, and improve service provision, he continued.
Okowa had already declared that there would be perpetual security and tranquility if they arrived in Aso Villa in 2023.
The Plateau youth, he said, had already demonstrated that PDP would win the upcoming election at all levels, and the governor of Delea State thanked them.
For his part, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the PDP, claimed that the late Solomon Lar, who recruited him, as well as other patriotic figures like Abubakar Rimi, Adamu Ciroma, Jonah Jang, and Atiku, were responsible for the PDP’s win in Plateau.
Beni Lar, a representative for Langtang North and South in the House of Representatives, added that the enormous turnout was a preview of the outcome of the 2023 election.