By Olawale Jokotoye
Abeokuta – A former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, on Wednesday emphasised the need for peace and unity for Nigeria to overcome the challenges retarding its growth.
Bafarawa spoke in Abeokuta at a meeting he held with the leaders and delegates of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former governor, who is seeking to be the PDP flagbearer in the 2019 presidential poll, was in the state to solicit the support of delegates ahead of the party’s convention scheduled for Oct. 5 and Oct. 6.
He described Nigeria as a nation destined to be great, adding that it needed a leader to help it actualise its great destiny.
Bafarawa noted that lack of stability and unity had continued to slow Nigeria down in its journey to greatness.
He called on Nigerians not to commit their future into the hands of people who do not value unity and stability.
The former governor, who said he was in politics to serve, pledged to execute a damage control agenda if elected as president.
Bafarawa added that he would revisit reports of various national constitutional conferences to implement major recommendations if elected as president.
The former governor assured the PDP leaders that he would respect the party’s supremacy and govern in accordance with its manifesto if elected.
The sole gubernatorial aspirant of PDP in Ogun, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, described Bafarawa as a detribalised Nigerian who could be trusted to strengthen the country’s unity and stability.
He stressed that no nation could prosper without unity and stability.
The Chairman of PDP in Ogun, Alhaji Sikirulai Ogundele, wished Bafarawa God’s blessings in his presidential bid. (NAN)