Ahead of the forthcoming national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has told delegates and Nigerians that a vote for him as president in 2019, will be a vote for the re-unification of Nigeria.
According to him, Nigeria is currently divided along ethnic, religious and other primordial lines.
Tambuwal assured that if given the mandate, he would reposition and restructure Nigeria to ensure that every region in the country realizes its full potentials.
He said these while addressing the party’s delegates from the Federal capital Territory (FCT) at the Ibro Hotels in Abuja on Thursday.
Tambuwal, the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, told the delegates that his aspiration was fired and motivated by the spirit to take rescue Nigeria by taking back power from the hands of incompetent leaders and ensuring that Nigerian people are united and the country secured.
He said: “Our country has never being this divided and there’s the urgent need to rescue this country. As a country, we have the resources and the manpower.
“What is lacking is the right leadership that has the capacity to harness these resources to develop Nigeria and make one of the great nations in the world.”
He promised to assemble a team of qualified and competent Nigerians to ensure that the country was not only secured but also repositioned “so that all our children are in school, properly trained and gainfully employed.”
On restructuring, Tambuwal declared: “I also believe in restructuring Nigeria. Let every region of Nigeria realize its full potentials. I know and respect the agenda of each region and what they are all yearning for.
“As a government, we shall create the opportunity for us to all sit down and look as these aspirations.
“I am not that president of Nigeria that will shut down the people from agitating for their rights and demands,” he said.
On his entourage were ex Speaker Tempore of the House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Terngu Tsegba; ex Minister of Power, Engr Bello Suleiman; ex Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto, Suleiman Usman; ex Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mike Omeri; ex Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Communications, Hon. Yemi Arokodare; Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, among others.