APC Yobe Rally: ‘We’ll Tackle Erosion, Infrastructure Deficit’ – Shettima
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima have promised to tackle erosion and infrastructure deficit in Yobe state, North-east Nigeria, if elected.
Shetima, the APC vice-presidential candidate, made the promise during the party’s Zone B rally in Potiskum, Yobe, on Tuesday.
‘Yobe is my second home, l did my secondary education here in Potiskum therefore, my achievements in life is courtesy of what l obtained here in Potiskum.
‘A Tinubu-led administration would use ecological funds in addressing the problems which have bedevilled Potiskum in particular and the zone in general.
‘We promise to empower women and youths with capital, knowledge and skills to enable them to become self-reliant,’ said Shettima.
In his remarks, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, charged the APC supporters to ensure that the incumbent State Governor Mai Mala Buni, who is seeking a re-election, scores 1.2 million votes in the forthcoming governorship election.
He noted that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had largely defeated the Boko haram insurgents and liberated many areas hitherto controlled by the insurgents.
Lawan, therefore, solicited for votes for APC candidates at all levels to ensure continuity in developmental projects, policies and programmes.
Governor Buni commended members of the party in the zone for presenting a united front at the rally, saying that the development would guarantee the party’s success in the forthcoming elections.
He said each part of the zone was adequately represented in terms of political appointments, stressing that no area was neglected.
The governor listed his achievements in the zone to include the construction of mega schools, a modern market, trailer parks and various health centres.
The APC vice-presidential aspirant, Shettima and the Senate President, Lawan, had earlier inaugurated a mega school and a primary healthcare centre in the area.
The events were later followed by the presentation of flags to the party’s flag bearers at all levels.
NAN/ Amaka E. Nliam