Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has promised to revive the Lake Chad Basin, toward sustaining agricultural activities in the area.
Abubakar said this at the launch of his North East campaign for 2023 poll in Maiduguri on Wednesday.
He said that reviving Lake Chad was part of the requests made by the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai, when he visited him before the campaign.
Abubakar said that Shehu also requested for the resumption of crude oil search at Lake Chad as well as rural electricity supply for Borno villages, in addition to restoration of peace.
“I would reactivate Chad Basin Development Authority and the exploration of oil and gas in the Chad Basin so that our farmers can go back to the farm and produce food and also to reduce unemployment.
“I thank you all for this great reception, we look forward for your vote for PDP in 2023. We will work together to ensure that hunger, insecurity and suffering is eradicated,” he said.
He promised to fulfil all the promises if given the mandate in the 2023 presidential election.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Atiku’s running mate, lauded massive turnout of supporters at the campaign, adding that the party has always received similar show of love across Nigeria.
Okowa urged the party faithful to vote for the party in the 2023poll.Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and the Director-General of the campaign organisation, said the choice of the state for the campaign launch was based on the state PDP large supporters’ base.
In his remarks, the state PDP governorship candidate, Alhaji Ali Jajari, urged PDP supporters in the state to remain steadfast and ensure its victory in all elections in 2023.
Other party chieftains at the rally include PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, former Bauchi state governor, Adamu Mu’azu among others.
Source: Peoples Gazette
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