By SUNDAY BASSEY
UYO- Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections, on Thursday inaugurated a 10-lane 9.5 Kilometres road built by Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom.
Abubakar who inaugurated the project in Uyo, as part of activities to mark the 35th anniversary of the State’s creation, said he would ensure that the country was unified.
Abubakar, represented by Ahmadu Fintiri, the Governor of Adamawa State, said that PDP would continue to support the party to ensure victory in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
“We will continue to ensure that we win the 2023 elections so that we can recapture our beloved country and place it where it rightfully belongs in the comity of nations.
“We will ensure that the entire country is unified, from North to South for its betterment so that together, we can enjoy,” Abubakar said.
He maintained that Akwa Ibom, alongside other South South states, was the home of PDP.
Abubakar called for relentless support for the PDP to enable the restoration of peace through the return of PDP to the saddle, saying that the crises in Nigeria were artificial.
He added that there were capable hands in the PDP ready to help redeem the country and asked for prayers for the party.
Abubakar lauded Gov. Emmanuel for his foresight and vision in executing laudable projects.
“Through Gov. Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom has become a hub for aviation, a hub for infrastructure, a hub for healthcare delivery.
“Above all what has endeared me to him is that he is making Akwa Ibom a hub for agriculture in Nigeria, not to talk of the industrialisation that he is doing,” Abubakar said.
He said the projects of the governor were very exceptional and capable of attracting investors to the state.
In his remarks, Emmanuel said the project came with 5.4 Kilometres underground drainage tunnel and three roundabouts of which two had rainbow water fountains.
He hinted that the road was divided into two, had the portion from Oron road to Nwaniba road named after former Governor, Idongesit Nkanga.
He noted that the stretch from Oron road to Aka road was named after former Governor of old Cross River, late Clement Isong.
The governor appreciated all for the solidarity and said it was a sign that PDP was getting stronger.
In his goodwill message, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki said he was proud to share in the history.
Saraki stated that Gov. Emmanuel’s performance in office suggested that Nigerians needed PDP to have the country restored.
Aminu Tambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto State, said he had been part of history in Akwa Ibom on several occasions and was proud to be part of the historic unveiling of the 9.5km road.
Earlier, Prof. Eno Ibanga, the Commissioner for Works, commended the governor for the wisdom in executing the project to the admiration of all who had previously expressed doubts. (NAN)