Delta Hosts PDP Presidential Campaign Council as Atiku promises to complete second Niger Delta bridge



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to complete the second Niger Bridge if voted as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come February 16, 2019.

Alhaji Abubakar who made the promise
at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, venue of the PDP presidential campaign rally, assured that his administration would delivery on its promises, saying unlike the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) which he observed, failed to make good her promises of change.

He called on Deltans to vote for PDP in all the elections from the presidential to the national assembly and gubernatorial as well as house of assembly candidates, “I appeal to you to continue to vote for PDP, we are all PDP family in Delta, there is no space for APC in Delta State.”

The PDP presidential candidate eulogized the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, describing him as one of the best the country had produced and thanked Deltans for their steadfastness and support for the PDP since the reinstatement of democracy in 1999.

“Okowa is one of the best governors this country has produced,” Alhaji Abubakar said, adding, “On Sunday, he will receive a prize as the best governor in Nigeria. Vote PDP all the way.”

The rally which witnessed a capacity crowd at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, featured solidarity messages from top party members who took turns to address the multitude on the need for credible elections and to vote in the PDP, after what they observed as gross failure of the APC government to fight impunity, grow the economy, create jobs and fight poverty, amongst others.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, described Atiku Abubakar as a symbol of prosperity, saying voting him in as president of Nigeria, would engender prosperity in the country, calling on both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies not to compromise their umpire and neutral status respectively.

According to Prince Secondus, “We believe there are good people in INEC even though government is pressurizing them to rig. If they want peace, they should not rig. Our security people should obey the constitution to avoid chaos.”

“Vote and stand by the ballot boxes so that our votes can count. Vote out a man who cannot represent or articulate. We need a digital president and Atiku Abubakar is that digital president, a man full of energy and who can engage effectively,” the PDP national chairman further stated. 

On his part, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP, Mr Peter Obi, appealed to Deltans to resist being cheated by voting for Atiku Abubakar in order for the state to experience the provision of more money for development and jobs.

“Make sure no other party gets votes in Delta, those boasting have not done anything in Delta, Deltans should resist any attempt to get them cheated. A vote for Atiku will bring more money for development and jobs in Delta State,” Mr Obi stated.

The President of the Senate and Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization, Dr Bukola Saraki, congratulated Governor Okowa for completing the Stephen Keshi Stadium, saying that it was a world-class facility and a credit to PDP, adding, “He is a performing governor because he knows what to do.”

He called on Deltans and residents in Delta State not to vote for the APC, which according to him, had failed to deliver on its change mantra but to vote for the PDP and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying “We have a vibrant person in Atuku who has the capacity to salvage Nigeria.”

“It is time to come out and vote, it is time to come and change the direction of this country… as the change has failed to deliver,” the senate president said.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who also addressed the crowd of PDP faithful and residents who came from across the state and beyond, said that his administration had succeeded in the last three years and seven months in building friendship of peace and prosperity in the Delta State.

Enumerating developmental themes of achievements ranging from the contributory health scheme, which he said others across the country had acknowledged as the best so far, to job creation and youth and women empowerment, as well as road and other infrastructural milestones, Governor Okowa stated, “We believe PDP can bring peace in this country” adding a note of assurance, “We reassure you that our people are prepared for the elections… to vote PDP in large numbers, secure our votes and ensure victory for PDP.”

The rally which was spiced with side attractions such solidarity match, musical performances from renowned musicians such as Timaya and comedians including Godons and Frank De Don, also featured solidarity messages coming from Senator Stella Omu for Delta South, Prof Sam Oyovwaire for Delta Central and Chief Benjamin Elue for Delta North

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