The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Tuesday, promised to restore the unity of the nation if elected president.
The PDP candidate, who made the promise in Asaba at the presidential campaign rally, assured that Nigeria would be healthy.
However, he said he was not in Delta state to campaign, but to show gratitude, saying that he would neither betray the interest nor disappoint Deltans since the residents have never failed him.
According to him, “we are not in Delta State to campaign, we are here to show gratitude. In all my political career, since 1999, Delta has not failed me, I will not fail Delta and Niger Delta.
“For that reason l took Okowa as my running mate. Therefore, you should show Okowa commitment because of your future. Since 1999, it has been a PDP state, you have no reason to support another party.
“There will be no problem about exchange rate. The first on my five point agenda is education. There shall be no more ASUU strike. Resource control, restructuring, will be implemented and Delta state will benefit from it.
“Okowa’s projects are meaningful. We were anxious to see them. I don’t want to campaign here, l know Okowa in Abuja will help Deltans. With your PVCs, we can get 2 million votes. You have to vote for all the candidates of PDP,” Atiku stated.
The national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, said Deltans are lucky people to have Governor Okowa, considering his project accomplishments which include commissioning of floating market, roads, secretariat project, stadium and others.
Earlier in his speech, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa thanked Atiku and asked Deltans to do same for picking him as his running mate, promising to join him to rescue Nigeria from the misrule of APC.
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone B, South South, through its coordinator, Chris Tamapriye, endorsed Atiku Abubakar as its preferred presidential candidate and presented to him a certificate of endorsement.
The state secretary of APC, Nick Ovuakporie and Director General of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Campaign Committee and others decamped to PDP and were received by the party chairman in the state, Barr Kingsley Esiso.