……Pledges to actualise Illela Int’l Market project
From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Sokoto State governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has assured that the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will consider the reopening of the nation’s borders.
This is as the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Malam Sa’idu Umar Ubandoma pledged to complete the Illela International Market initiated by the former APC state government at Illela border town.
Tambuwal who is also the Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council, further said that Atiku would tackle the problem of insecurity if elected as president this year.
He stated this while addressing party supporters during the gubernatorial campaign rally in Illela/Kware Local Government Areas of the state. Governor Tambuwal also expressed optimism that if Atiku Abubakar emerges as the next president of the country, he would consider and reopen the nation’s long closed border by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC government.
The governor assured that Atiku would take proper measures against smuggling and address the challenges of insecurity as well as provide the people of the nation with basic necessities of life. He expressed sympathy for the people of Illela and Kware as one of those communities worst hit by bandit attacks, rustle, kidnap for ransom and other criminal activities.
“Sokoto state is bedeviled by the activities of insurgency, Illela and Kware Local Government Areas were among the areas worst hit by bandits attacks and we shall do everything within our powers to protect lives and property,” he added.
The deputy governor, who is also the Sokoto North Senatorial candidate of the party, Alhaji Mannir Dan’iya called on the people of the state to reciprocate the gesture by voting for PDP, adding that many developmental projects had been planned for Kware local council in the 2023 budget.
The governorship candidate, Alhaji Sa’idu Umar, pledged to upgrade and actualise the Illela international market at Illela border town if given the mandate so as to boost the economy base of the area. Also, the Director General of Sokoto Campaign Management Council, Yusuf Suleiman noted that PDP is the best party that would solve and serve the people from present situations .
He therefore asked the people of the area to elect continuity in governance by casting their votes for the party