The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has assured that, if he’s elected as President of Nigeria, he will continue with the exploration with crude oil between Bauchi and Gombe North East region of the country.
Atiku stated this at the PDP presidential campaign rally in Bauchi on Tuesday, 7th February, said that his administration would ensure and continue with exploration of the recent crude oil discovered in the region.
He said as an indigene of the region, he would ensure that the exploration of the oil in Bauchi and Gombe States continue for the economic development of the region and the country.
“I pledged that the petroleum resources that have been discovered between Bauchi and Gombe States will be exploited for the broad benefit of the people,
“I also pledged to make sure our young men and women receive loans to set up their small and intermediate enterprises for self-employment,” Atiku disclosed.
Abubakar expressed delight that for the almost two months the presidential campaign team has been touring the length and breadth of the country, it had never witnessed such a tumultuous crowd of supporters as seen in Bauchi,
He commended governor, Bala Mohammed, for garnering such unprecedented supporters in the State.
“I want to thank the people of Bauchi State for this wonderful support, the support that we have not seen in any other place across the country.
“I also want to thank Governor Bala Mohammed because of the good works he has done in Bauchi as we are seeing here today.
“Governor Bala Mohammed has constructed roads, schools, health facilities therefore, we are recommending him to you people so that you can vote for him, and if you vote for PDP, vote from top to bottom,” he said.
Also speaking, governor Mohammed said Bauchi State is a PDP stronghold, and expressed hope that all the party’s candidates would emerge victorious in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.
Earlier, the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, said the party’s presidential candidate has all the required experience for the office of Nigeria’s president,
He therefore urged the people of Bauchi state to vote for PDP to improve the economic and development of the country.
The event had in attendance the PDP vice presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Governors of Bauchi, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel, who is the chairman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, and former governors, Senators, among others.