Turaki Consults A’Ibom PDP, Pledges To Restructure Nigeria
August 1, 2018

Turaki Consults A’Ibom PDP, Pledges To Restructure Nigeria

By Martins Inyangetoh

One of the leading Presidential Aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has identified restructuring as panacea to the various problems bedeviling Nigeria.

Mr. Turaki, who hinged his campaign on restructuring if elected president in 2019, made this known on Monday in Uyo when he led members of his Presidential Campaign Team to consult the Akwa Ibom State Chapter of PDP at the party Secretariat.

He said “PDP is the only party that can save Nigeria from maladministration of the APC-led Federal Government especially in the area of insecurity, economy, employment, corruption through Restructuring and Restructuring is the only solution to the many problems faced by Nigeria and Nigerians. So having me in the helms of the affairs as the President of Nigeria will aid the process of restructuring the nation.”

The Presidential hopeful, who took out time to enumerate the various achievements of successive PDP governments, recalled that “It was PDP that laid the foundation of the systematic architecture in fighting corruption which saw to some of the alleged corrupt members being invited, interrogated, arraigned and subsequently convicted.”

“It was under PDP government that Nigeria’s economy was adjudged the fastest growing economy in Africa. Boko Haram degraded to the level of incapacitation. Elections were conducted devoid of intimidation and our Foreign Direct Investment was high,” he added.

He decried the inept and clueless capacity of the APC led government which, according to him, has made corrupt activities the order of the day, saying “This tantamount to making the country the most corrupt in the history since the amalgamation. They have used millions of Naira unarguably to cut grass in the desert. They have stolen and misappropriated funds from NNPC. We have seen eminent jurists arrested in a commando manner under tortuous and harrowing conditions. We have seen soldiers and civilians murdered by Boko Haram. The list is endless”.

Turaki further said “The time for propaganda, deceit, lies of turning Nigeria into Eldorado where milk and honey are in abundance by APC is over. PDP is positioned to present a candidate that is credible, dynamic, has integrity, good character, committed, devoted and believe in the resolution to restructure Nigeria. PDP is positioned to present a God-fearing candidate that will be able to wrestle power and win President Buhari in 2019 general elections, and also bring to fulfillment the agreement in the 2014 Confab.”

In their separate remarks, Senator Anietie Okon, Senator Ibok Essien, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, and Otuekong Idongesit Nkanga commended the Presidential aspirant for the bold decision to “lead Nigeria out of economic downturn, hardship, starvation and severe poverty”, maintaining that his antecedents have placed him as one of the best candidates in the forthcoming elections.

Responding, the State Chairman of PDP, Obong Paul Ekpo, thanked the Presidential aspirant for leading his campaign team to consult Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the party, stressing that the visit was apt and in the right direction as “the state chapter of the party remains the vote basket of the party with over 100 statutory delegates with more as ad hoc delegates.”

The event featured the presentation of Party memoirs to the Presidential aspirant and members of his campaign team.