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Atiku promises to revive moribund business if elected

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has promised to revive businesses and trade if he wins next year’s presidential election.

The former vice president made the promise at the PDP’s presidential campaign rally at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

“For me, it is homecoming to Imo again. The first chieftaincy title I got in the Southeast was in Imo State.

I gave an airport to the community I belong to. So, If I become the president, Imo is the president.”

Alhaji Atiku also vowed that if elected, he would sit and dialogue with aggrieved individuals to resolve the insecurity problem in the state.

“If you elect me, I will sit with stakeholders and sort out the issue of insecurity. If you elect me, business and trade will pick again. This is part of my policy document. There will be no need for any young man and woman not to have anything to do. We will provide an environment where things can work,” stated Atiku.

The Adamawa-born politician reiterated his stance on restructuring saying: “We will work with the National Assembly to ensure powers are devolved to all parts of the country.

“We are capable of bringing stable development to this state as we have done before and we would do it again. Look at me, I am still strong and I can do it.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Iyorcha Ayu, warned that the party would not tolerate division within it’s ranks and assured the people that if Alhaji Atiku is elected he would bring development and tackle insecurity.

The Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who addressed the multitude in Igbo said: “The Imo youths have shown they are ready to vote for the PDP. I am impressed by the numbers.”

Dr. Okowa emphasized that as entrepreneurs, Imo youths would benefit immensely from the PDP.

He said: “Atiku would set aside $10bn to support small business across the country.”

The DG, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, while addressing the crowd said: “Atiku is very familiar with the issues of Imo, southeastern states and Ndigbo. He is here seeking your support to recover this country from insecurity, poverty and economic woes. If you vote for him you will be convinced that Atiku is the only candidate that can set Nigeria to the path of greatness.”

Writing by Victorson Agbenson; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Julian Osamoto