Atiku will solve all the challenges bedeviling Nigeria – PDP Chairman, Ayu re-assures Nigerians

Mohammed Kaka, Bauchi

The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Iyorchia Ayu has disclosed that if elected president in 2023, the party’s candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will address all the challenges bedeviling the country.

Iyorchia Ayu was speaking in Bauchi on Wednesday when he alongside PDP bigwigs accompanied the former Vice President to receive thousands of decampees from other political parties in Bauchi state.

The national PDP chairman explained that the Northeast which has not yet produced a president has now had Atiku Abubakar who is a son of the Northeast chosen to correct all the challenges bedeviling the nation.

Ayu who noted that if voted into power come 2023, the former Vice President will unify Nigeria, assured the decampees of a level playing ground.

According to him, “the PDP train is moving forward, hence everybody should come on board”.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has while speaking said he was in Bauchi state to receive into the PDP fold, thousands of decampees from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other opposition parties in state.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was welcomed by thousands of defectors at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa international stadium Bauchi.

Among the defectors were the incumbent Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, former Deputy Governor of the state, Audu Sule Katagum and former APC governorship Aspirant, Faruk Mustapha who defected to the PDP.

The PDP presidential candidate congratulated the decampees for joining the Party, describing the move as a good development that will bring a lot of gains for the PDP in 2023.

“We are here to today to celebrate this great achievement in Bauchi state.I can recall the last time I was here, I saw the development the state has recorded in all sectors and this stride was achieved under the administration of Bala Mohammed of the PDP”, he said.

Alhaji Atiku congratulated the people of Bauchi state for having a government that is always progressing.

“But you should always have this at the back of your minds that the politics in the North started from Bauchi State, that is why you must not treat bauchi politics with levity”, he added.

The ex-vice president further said, “today, we recorded another achievement of additional people to the party, but this is not the main campaign, we will still come back again, we came solely to receive our brethren who decamped from the APC”.

Earlier in his speech, the host, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, assured the PDP Presidential Flag-bearer that the party in the state will support his candidature by going to every nook and crannies to mobilize votes that will count for the PDP.

“Bauchi people love you, they like you and they know what you can do, they believe in you and they believe in us. We are together as a team, we will mobilize in the PDP way, we will make sure we go to the nook and corners, we assure you that we are not going to be humiliated”, the governor further vowed.

He assured the Presidential candidate of the PDP that all the people of Bauchi and the North-east will vote for him, adding that they will make sure that the votes counts.

“This is our time and the time of justice and equity to reverse the ugly trends.The people know you, you have mentored so many people, one of them is our son is here, Senator Abdul Ningi.You are a godfather to so many people”, Bala said.

He assured the former Vice President that Bauchi is one and as such, he shouldn’t listen to detractors and mischievous people.

“We are all behind the PDP and you. We must prove all the doubting Thomas wrong”, the Governor said.

The PDP presidential candidate was accompanied by his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Former Vice President Namadi Sambo, former Adamawa State Governor, Boni Haruna, Former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, and Senator Dino Melaye amongst others.

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