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Atiku restates pledge on restructuring, power devolution


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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, GCON has reiterated his pledge to restructure the country, by devolving more powers to the states and ensure fiscal federalism as contained in his campaign manifesto.

This is contained in statement signed by AbdulRasheed Shehu, Special Assistant to Atiku on Broadcast Media.

Speaking to an ecstatic crowd of party faithful and supporters during the PDP presidential campaign rally in Yenegoa, the Bayelsa state capital, the Wazirin Adamawa observed that restructuring will give every part of the country a sense of belonging and curb insecurity and high incidences of restiveness.

The former vice president also took time to briefly highlight the five point agenda contained in his manifesto, namely: unifying the country, fighting insecurity, growing the economy, providing quality education and restructuring the polity.

While commending the party faithful who were at Ox-bow lake venue of the event for their patience and hospitality, Atiku reminded them that Bayelsa has always been for PDP and that the party will not disappoint the good people of Bayelsa state, when the party regains power at the center.

The highpoint of the occasion which was attended by the party bigwigs both within and outside the state was the defection of thousands of All Progressives Congress (APC) members, who were former members of the PDP that returned to the party.

Speaking on behalf of the returnees, Hon. Woma Ogoriba, two-time former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Princewill Ikpagara and Chief Prieye Olomu who are leaders of the group pledged loyalty and support to Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

They threw away the APC brooms and symbolically received the PDP umbrella by submitting the list of the returnees to the PDP national Chairman Senator Iyorchia Ayu, who graciously received them.


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