The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has promised the people of the Niger Delta that he will develop the region if elected.
According to The PUNCH, he stated that he would engage in regular consultations with the leaders to implement initiatives and projects that would help the region.
The former governor of Lagos said this during a meeting with leaders of the region on Friday in Oporoza, Gbaramotu Kingdom in Delta State.
In a statement by Tunde Rahman in the Media Office, the APC candidate who spoke in the presence of traditional rulers from the kingdom led by the Pere of Gbaramotu Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Oboro Gbaraun II, Tinubu “bagged the second traditional title in two days – the ‘Iyelawei’ of Gbaramotu – meaning the torchbearer of the kingdom
The statement read in part, “I’m one of you. My wife is a daughter of the Niger Delta. Your in-law is also your son. No be so,” the APC presidential candidate asked in Pidgin English to which the mammoth crowd yelled “Na so.”
“The man standing before you will implement whatever he promised. You need honesty; you need the commitment to perform. I embody both.
“I know the road and I will carry the Niger Delta people along. We will consult your leaders for the development of Gbaramotu Kingdom and other associated communities.”
“He said he was aware the Warri- Escravos/Gbaramotu road had been awarded, pledging to ensure the completion of the road by getting the contractor involved to deliver on the project.
He added that if elected, the Niger Delta Development Commission and the Ministry of the Niger Delta would fulfill their original intent.
“Receiving Asiwaju Tinubu in his palace, the Pere of Gbaramotu showered praises on the APC candidate, while praying for his success in the presidential election.
“The traditional ruler urged Tinubu to ensure the establishment of a deep sea port in Gbaramotu, an industrial park in Ogidigben, and good roads and bridges leading into the kingdom if elected”.he added.