The Peoples Democratic Party has received no lesser than 50 thousand decampees from the All Progressives Congress, in Katsina State.
The decampees were led by the former Secretary to governor Aminu Masaris, Muntari Lawal, and were received at the party’s presidential rally in Katsina on Tuesday by the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu.
During his address, Ayu said that the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar and other chieftains were in the state to thank the people of Katsina for the hospitality they’ve shown the party.
He said, “I brought you a former vice-president, and a chieftain; we are not here to campaign but to thank you for this rousing welcome you’ve given us.
“Since Umaru Yaradua and Shema left there was no 1 km road construction, PDP and Lado will construct 10000 road km and even more, so vote for the PDP.
“You all know that there is hunger in the land, they tell you lies that they are going to bring change for you so, now you have seen the change, therefore vote for Atiku for president to bring the right change.
“Therefore the people of Katsina here are your son and we appreciate you for giving us the support and vote from the PDP from top to bottom.”
Atiku while addressing the mammoth crowd at the rally pledged to open all land borders in Nigeria, adding that insecurity will be thing of the past when given the mandate.
The former vice-president revealed that the state will also enjoy an economic revamp and the opportunity to allow the youths in the state to attend tertiary institutions in the state.
He said, “If you notice all the developments in Katsina State was achieved by the PDP. The roads, universities, House of Assembly, Government House and even this stadium. We have promised from the five agenda of my policy document, we will return peace and security to the fore. We will revive the economy and open all land borders in Nigeria.
“I will ensure that no businessman is arrested for carrying a bag of rice, it will not be possible. We will ensure that our children go back to the universities that were built for them to learn.”
Vice-presidential candidate of the party, Ifeanyi Okowa, also present at the rally encouraged the people to vote for Atiku in order to achieve the promised manifesto.
He said, “With the challenging situation we have at the moment, we need a man that we can trust, we need a man that is experienced enough to take us out of these challenges, out of the pain, out of the poverty, out of the hunger, out of the insecurity, and that man with great experience is Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“You cannot find anyone better than him in the Nigeria of today, that can take us out of the problems that we have. So, we have presented the best choice to you as a party and we urge Katsina state to go all out to vote for him.
“Nigeria will be better again because with Atiku Abubakar, as from next year, there will be no more hunger in the land and insecurity will be a thing of the past.
“Our youths should prepare to work because it is your future that Atiku Abubakar wants to secure. Our women, you must be prepared to work because with Atiku Abubakar, your children will no longer cry of hunger and they will be able to go to school.”