The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has regretted the high rate of vices perpetuated in Nigeria which he described as man-made.
He added that all the vices in the world are already in the country.
Atiku stated this Thursday during the commissioning of 9.5Kms, 10 lanes commissioning of ring road 111 with 5.4km of drainage constructed by an indigenous Engineering Company, Hensek Integrated Services.
Represented by the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the presidential candidate, however, expressed hope that with the support and prayers of the elders and clergies, Nigeria can be redeemed again even as he urged everybody to come together to ensure it is achieved.
He called on party members and Nigerians to come together and unify the country, so the nation can come out of its problem, saying Nigerians are tired of what is happening in this country.
Atiku noted that PDP has capable leaders that can return Nigeria to its pride of place in the comity of nations and called on the people to help return the party to power.
According to him, “We are tired of what is happening in this country, all the vices in the world are here in Nigeria, but with the support and prayers of our elders and clergies, we will come out of this problem we found ourselves.
“We have good and capable leaders and stakeholders in this party that can bring a desired nation. I congratulate the governor for the giant strides and this will attract investors to Akwa Ibom state. I thank you and the almighty God that I’m part of history and will be the one to Inaugurate this project in the state.
“We are grateful for the governor’s foresight in making Akwa Ibom the hub for aviation, hub for health, hub for infrastructure even in agriculture. The presidential candidate, the unifier, has asked me to tell you that he will ensure the entire country is unified from north to south for a betterment of the country.”
While speaking, the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, commended the people and the entire community for their support in the construction of the road.
“We purposely fixed the commissioning tonight so that you will see the true colors for the delight of the people.”
“I want to make a special announcement, we are standing at the centre, to the left is named after my former DG, the late Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd) the first indigenous governor of Akwa Ibom. To the right is named after the former governor, Dr Clement Isong. I thank our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, ably represented by the governor of Adamawa, Governor Fintiri,” he said.
In his goodwill message, Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, commended the governor on his achievements.
“We are here to commission 9.5kms of 10 lanes, and if you multiply 9.5 by 10 you will have about 95kms road and you know what that means. My brother, Mr Udom Emmanuel has done well, from aviation, infrastructure, capital human development to education to health, virtually in everything.”
On his part, former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, said he was in the state to become a part of history, saying the performance of Governor Udom Emmanuel was a testimony to what the PDP governors can do.
He said, “The people of Nigeria cannot be surprised because you are a PDP governor. You are telling Nigerians what PDP can do and what they are doing in the state. Nigerians, you do not need to speak anymore. If you want a performing country, let the PDP lead the way.”