Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, promised to put an end to insecurity in the North-East, reactivate the Lake Chad Basin in Borno State and reduce the exorbitant taxation policy in the state.
Atiku stated this while addressing a massive crowd of PDP supporters at the Ramat Square in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The PDP presidential flagbearear and his entourage had earlier visited the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garba, who told him to tackle certain issues if elected president.
Atiku told the mammoth crowd, “Before I arrived here, I visited the Shehu of Borno and in his address, he requested us to attend to about four or five issues that are the problems in Borno.
“One of them is to restore peace and security in the state. and I promise you that by the grace of God, if the PDP is elected, we shall restore peace and order in Borno State.
”Secondly, he requested us to make sure that we reactivate Chad Basin development so that our farmers can go back to the farm so that we can produce food and reduce unemployment.
”He requested that we should make sure the local governments are supplied with electricity which we promise, we would do.
”Again, he requested that we should reactivate the exploration of oil in the Chad Basin, which we promise to do by the grace of God.”
The PDP standard bearer thanked the people of Borno State for the massive reception accorded him in the state, urging them to vote for the PDP at all levels during the 2023 polls.
Atiku said, ”People of Borno, we thank you very much for this reception and support. We look forward to the day you will vote for the PDP.
”Enough of hunger, enough of insecurity, enough of unemployment, enough of sufferings and enough of too much taxation. We will make sure that you are exempted from exorbitant taxation.”