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PDP to reposition FCT

The presidential candidate of the peoples democratic party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has promised to reposition the Federal Capital Territory and give it’s it right status if elected president next year.

The former Vice President who spoke at the PDP FCT presidential campaign rally said he has experience of governance at the National level and is very familiar with the issues affecting residents of the FCT.

In his words , “If you give us your support again, we will do more than what we did between 1999 and 2015 for the residents of Abuja. All your entitlements under the current constitution, all the appointments that belong to Abuja will be given to Abuja. You know that we have done so before and we are going to do so again”

“If what you have demanded requires constitutional review, we assure you that we shall support that constitutional review so that your aspirations are protected and guaranteed in our new constitution”

“More so, we have pledged to restructure this country, in the process of restructuring, we shall give you all that you are demanding. I want to assure you that, and I want to promise you that. Currently we have challenges. Can you imagine Abuja not secured? Can you imagine Abuja the federal capitals not secured? We shall protect Abuja and secure it for your own safety” said Atiku Abubakar.

The Sokoto state Governor, and Director General of the PDP presidential campaign council, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal told the crowd, mostly residents of the federal Capital Territory to vote for the party’s presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying that he knows the issues confronting the area and was committed to fixing them.

He said Atiku and his team was prepared to provide real leadership, for the reunification, restructuring, re-securing and for the recovery of Nigeria from all it’s challenges.

The party’s National Chairman Dr. Iyorchia Ayu said Abuja is dominated by the PDP and therefore the party does not need to struggle to convince the people.

Dr. Ayu said the people of the territory were suffering untold hardship due to poor economy, high level of insecurity hence the need to vote for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who he said has a track record of performance as a former Vice President.

Reporting by Victorson Agbenson; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Omotola Oguneye