31st January, 2023
By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
A member of the House of Representatives Farah Dagogo, has assured that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State will set Nigeria towards the path of development, and peaceful coexistence if they are elected to office in the 25 February election.
Dagogo expressed optimism that the current maladies bedeviling the country and its populace across all facets will be remedied with the ‘all-encompassing five-point-agenda of the PDP presidential candidate.
The lawmaker representing Bonny-Degema federal constituency of Rivers in the House of Representatives said, “Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s Five-point-agenda is tailored towards; restoring Nigeria’s unity, strengthening national security, foster economic prosperity, improve educational delivery and re-structure the polity.”
Farah Dagogo, a staunch Atiku’s supporter, made this known during a sensitization parley with Atiku’s supporters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Monday.
Giving a point-by-point analysis, the lawmaker, expressed confidence that the restructuring of the country promised by Atiku will address the perennial attack on the country’s unity and alarming increase in the numbers of citizens openly denying their allegiance to Nigeria’s corporate existence.
He said the festering agitations and demands for ethno-regional autonomy is essentially pillared on the widespread feelings of marginalisation and neglect.
Doggo explained that Atiku Abubakar’s blueprint would also aid and restore Nigeria’s unity with premium on equality, social justice and cooperation, among the various diverse ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
According to Dagogo:” Part of the problems that had bedeviled our country in recent times is the need to address the restructuring menace and that of resource control, which is paramount to the people of the Niger Delta and other regions in the country with natural resources. For the first time, we have a candidate aspiring to the highest office in the country who is willing to tackle those issues heads on, ” he said.
On the educational sector, he said the presidential candidate has shown he is abreast of the situation with the desire of strengthening the educational system and equipping students with all necessary skills needed to be competitive in the new global order which is driven by innovation, science, and technology.
On the economy, he said Atiku is fully aware of the enormous responsibility of promoting a strong and true federal system that would build a prosperous economy, creating jobs and wealth as well as lifting millions out of poverty. “This would be achieved by breaking government monopoly in all infrastructure sectors, including refineries, rail transportation and power transmission.
“Atiku’s basic principles is to re-affirm the importance of private sector driven economy and make participate actively in the development of the Country.
On the nagging issue of insecurity, Farah Dagogo reminded the gathering that Atiku Abubakar pledged to establish a strong and effective government that guarantees the safety and security of life and property.
He assured that the PDP’s Presidential candidate government will neutralise insurgency, terrorism, kidnapping and other crimes by engaging state governments to be more viable as Centres of development, with decentralisation of security institutions, as well as relying mainly on alternative approaches to dispute resolution, as against predictable reliance on kinetic approach that has so far failed to yield needed results.