By Jubril Bada
The wife of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 16 general elections, Mrs. Titi Abubakar, has reiterated the campaign promises of her husband to restructure the country if elected.
She said her husband, Atiku Abubakar, would fulfil all his campaign promises and rescue the nation’s economy from its present situation to improve the living standard of the people of Nigeria.
Titi, who stated this during her courtesy visit to the Chairman and leaders of the Pan Yoruba Socio-Cultural group, Afenirere in Akure explained that her husband who was the former vice president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 served the country well and decided to contest for presidential position to make life more meaningful for Nigerians.
She said the restructuring of the country is of utmost priority in her husband’s campaign promises to ensure states are in control of their resources for sustainable development of states.
Her words ” He want to restructure to ensure bitumen in Ondo state is exploited and ensure the state take control of her resources.
“States needs to have independent control of their resources and not that the Federal government will take largest percent of states resources”
Mrs Atiku who noted that Nigerians are suffering said the future of youths in the country is at stake which she said prompted her husband’s presidential ambition so as to put things in order.
According to her, the economy of the nation needs urgent solution as the prices of goods particularly rice is higher.
” Some established companies in Nigeria have left for foreign countries because of the economic situation in the country that is not favourable to them. We want to get Nigeria working again,” she said
She pointed out that Atiku is ready to rescue the country from its present situation and sustain its democracy at all levels for the benefit of Nigerians.
Mrs Atiku accused the present All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the country of distributing N10,000 to market women and collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) in return for money given to them to disfranchise them on election day.
Responding, the Chairman of the group, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, assured Atiku’s wife of the support of Afenifere for her husband in the presidential race.
The elder statesman said ” When he (Atiku) visited us, we assured him of our supports because he promised to implement restructuring.
“He should be rest assured. We can’t say more than that”.