Atiku promises to revive Calabar port

Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar. PHOTO CREDIT: theeagle

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has promised to revive the Calabar deep seaport project if elected.

Atiku made the promise while addressing party supporters at the PDP presidential campaign rally in Calabar, Cross River State on Friday.

He said, “I want to promise you that the vision of Governor Ayade to have a very deep sea port in Calabar will be actualised.

“Once that deep sea water port is operational, the number of jobs it is going to create for the young men and women of this state cannot be said.

“It is going to create thousands of jobs for the young men and women of this state.

“Let me also assure you, I am going to partner with him (Ayade) to make sure that the superhighway is realised”.

Atiku described Cross River State as so much endowed with natural and human capital resources, adding the state parades some of the most educated people in the country.

“If we can develop your manpower, already this is the only digital governor in the entire country.

“So we shall continue to invest in education so that you can maintain your lead as far as educational advancement is concerned.

“Because education is key to whatever you decide to do with your life, I want to promise you, Ben Ayade and myself will join hands and invest more in education.

“We shall invest more in the industries, which he is building because we shall bring the private sector to be part of that investment so that this state can be transformed.

“This will bring prosperity, so that you can have development, so that this state can have advancement.

“So my brothers and sisters, make sure you turn up in your millions on the 16th of February to vote for the PDP and when you vote, remain there and ensure that your votes are counted and entered on the prescribed forms. Protect your votes because that is your future,” the former vice president said. 

Atiku also promised to make his administration youth and women driven, saying that the future of country belongs to them.

The PDP presidential candidate restated his admonishment to the Federal Government, the military and the police not to tamper with the electoral process or manipulate election results.

“I have heard and I have read many statements from the military high command threatening people, threatening politicians.

“Please you have no function whatsoever in our electoral process.

“So be guided and remain and operate within the confines of our constitution.

“I am a very constitutional person, I will protect law and order and I will defend law and order in our constitution.” 

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