The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar says he will negotiate with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other aggrieved individuals if elected in the 2023 presidential election.
The former Vice President made this known at the PDP’s presidential campaign rally at the Dan Ayam stadium in Owerri, Imo State on Saturday.
He added that business and trade would pick up again if elected.
Atiku said, “For me it is homecoming to Imo again. The first Chiefain title I got in South East was in Imo State.
“I gave airport to the community I belong to. So, If I become the president, Imo is the president.”
On insecurity, Atiku said if elected, he would sit and dialogue with all aggrieved individuals to resolve the insecurity problem in Imo and South East in general.
“If you elect me, I will sit with stakeholders and sort out the issue of insecurity. If you elect me, business and trade will pick again. This is part of my policy document. There will be no need for any young man and woman not to have anything to do. We will provide an environment where things can work,” he stated.
“We will work with National Assembly to ensure powers are devoluted to all parts of the country. As the chairman said, we are capable of bringing stable development to this state as we have done before and we would do it again. Look at me, I am still strong and I can do it.
“As I see you like this, I don’t feel like leaving you. God bless you all and bless Nigeria.”
On his part, Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorcha Ayu warned that the party would not tolerate divisions in the party.
He assured the people that if Atiku was elected, he would bring development to the state and tackle insecurity.
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