President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to improve agricultural activities and economic diversification in Kano, if re-elected. Buhari gave the assurance yesterday, while addressing supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during a presidential campaign rally at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
The president, who assured the jubilant crowd that the APC government will not disappoint Nigeria, promised to go the extra miles to arrest and prosecute those who stole the nation’s common wealth while in power.He declared Kano as his home, and applauded the residents for keeping faith with the APC government, while urging the residents to vote en mass for all APC candidates in the state.
Also, National Chairman of the APC Adams Oshiomhole, denied allegations that APC was perfecting plans to rig the general elections. Oshoimhole, who insisted that APC has no intention to manipulate the results of the elections in their favour, declared that none of the presidential candidates of the opposition parties could march the credibility of President Buhari. He claimed that the integrity of PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar remains in doubt, until he clears himself from former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s blemishes on him.
Oshiomhole stressed that unless, and until the former vice president sue Obasanjo for label to clear his name, Atiku will remain unfit to run as president.
The APC chairman criticised the 7million job opportunities promised by the PDP presidential candidate, expressing concern how Atiku will render such employment, having wrecked the nation’s industrial hubs, which provided over N14million jobs when he and Obasanjo ruled the country.“Atiku is not interested in empowering ordinary Nigerians, that was why you heared him criticising the Federal Government’s empowerment programmes. He was the vice president during Obasanjo’s regime as president when they presided over the obituary of industries in Nigeria.
“They promised to provide millions of jobs, ask them how they would do that when they killed over 14million jobs in the north and other part of the country. They lack the integrity to come out to campaign before Nigerians, because we know what they have done to the economy of this country in the last 16 years,” Oshiomhole stressed.Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reassured the president of total support for his re-election bid in Kano.