Written by Scholastica JOSEPH

2019 polls: Atiku pledges to defend federal, state, LG laws

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,  PDP,  Atiku Abubakar, has promised to respect and protect any law that is in the interest of the people be it federal, state or local government.

Atiku made the promise last Friday while addressing crowd of party faithful at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi during his electioneering campaign.

The former vice president, vowed that when voted in, he will unite the country return permanent peace and secure lives and property in Benue state.

He promised to give youths a special place in his administration when elected, even as he assured of job creation for the teeming youths and women in the country.

"We will develop agriculture in such a way that we will put processing companies to ensure that our produce are not wasted," Atiku said.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, told the crowd of people that when voted in, Atiku will see to the end of the killings in the state.

"With your mandate, there will be no more killings in Benue State," Secondus.

The PDP chairman noted that any strategy by the APC to rig the 2019 elections will be strongly resisted by the party.

He condemned the invitation of military by Senator George Akume for the elections, emphasizing that such was uncivil act.

"We were told that Akume is inviting the military. This is not a military regime. This is democracy. Anyone that will send military to Akume is against democracy and we will reject such rigged result either in Benue state or at the national level.

"The world is watching this crowd here today, in Benue. In any way the APC wants to sabotage the 2019 elections, they will see the consequences.

The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom in his welcome address expressed hope that Benue youths will be given jobs when Atiku is voted in.

Ortom who noted that Benue has not benefitted from the Buhari led APC government was optimistic that his people will enjoy better democratic dividends.

He described Atiku as a just man, and expressed believe that his government see to the effective implementation of Benue's anti-open grazing and ranches establishment law. He also expressed believe that Atiku's government will not be hijacked by a cabal.

 

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