A presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed his readiness to restructure Nigeria in order to boost national economy and security, if elected president.
Atiku made this known during a meeting with PDP delegates on Sunday, May 15, in Abia. He said that he would transform the country, if given the opportunity.
He said there is the need for the party to emerge victorious during the 2023 general election for the aspirations of the people to be realised.
The aspirant said that his manifesto focused on five key areas, including; national unity, economic development, national security, education and restructuring of the nation.
“Together we can achieve all these goals if we unite as a party,” Atiku said.
Also, the Abia State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Asiforo Okere, said that the stakeholders are excited to receive the presidential aspirant.
Okere said that the contributions of the presidential aspirant to the party would never be unappreciated.
He prayed God to lead Atiku aright; and grant his desire of becoming the next president of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra says Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the terrorist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is unhappy with the killings and enforcement of the protracted sit-at-home order in the South-East.
The order has always been enforced by groups claiming to act on his behalf.
But Soludo said this was part of his interaction with Kanu. This was during a visit to the proscribed IPOB leader in his detention facility on Friday in Abuja.
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Mr Christian Aburime, Chief Press Secretary to Soludo issued a statement on Sunday, May 15, in Awka. He reported Soludo as saying that Kanu was in a stable condition.
“Kanu is in support of the continuation of the search for a sustainable solution to the insecurity in the South-Eastern part of the country,” the statement noted.
According to him, “Kanu informed me that if given the opportunity; he would make a broadcast that would address the degenerating security situation in the South-East under the guise of agitation.
“I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on May 13 to felicitate with him; and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South-East.”