President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people of the Niger Delta that his promise to develop the region would continue to receive serious attention.
President Buhari, who gave the assurance on Thursday at the Warri Township Stadium, during the flag-off of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign/ mega rally for Delta state, also emphasized that his administration’s fight against corruption would receive more serious steam if re-elected next month.
President Buhari, who came as the last speaker at the event, which saw a massive turn out of people from different parts of the state, noted that his administration would continue to give attention to issues of security and the economy, noting that security would allow for proper management of the nation, which would eventually give room for a thriving economy.
“I assure you, the fundamental objectives we have identified and campaigned on in 2015 are still relevant; the country has to be secured to be properly managed and proper management means doing well in the economy. We have a young population, most of them unemployed, this is of great concern.
“We have turned to agriculture and industry. Massively, God has helped us with raining seasons, especially the last two and we have virtually been able to achieve food security as a nation. A lot of young people have been mobilized and they have gone back to land and they haven’t regretted it.
“In the fight against corruption, I assure you that all those who have fraudulently enriched themselves when they were entrusted with public funds, we will eventually get them and deal with them. We are doing it, we will continue to do it and I assure you, we will not abuse your trust.
“I assure you that the programme mentioned here about the development of the Niger Delta will be taken even more seriously. I expect you to please cooperate and vote APC from top to bottom. APC from top to bottom”, the President said.
Others who spoke at the event assured President Buhari of getting winning figures from Delta State and the other parts of the Niger Delta region.
The Director-General of the Presidential Campaign Council and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in his remark said, “Don’t sleep on that day because if you sleep PDP will steal the slip and write results as they always do.
“You said you want to change Okowa, the only way to change Okowa is to go out that day to vote.
“Vote for Buhari, vote for Ogboru and don’t vote Okowa, that way APC will win”.
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