Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says if elected, he will ensure peace returns to Yobe state.
Speaking on Wednesday at the PDP presidential campaign rally in the state, Abubakar said women and youths will be empowered to become entrepreneurs.
He said he will also boost efforts to improve economic relations between Niger Republic and Yobe state, the Cable News reports.
“If you vote for PDP, peace will return to Yobe. We will make sure that our schools are re-opened so that our children will continue to go to school. We also promise to empower our young men and women by giving them capital, so that they can set up their own businesses, so that they can also live a successful life,” he said.
“We promise to reopen the borders so that businesses between us and our neighbours can flourish very well.”
In his remarks, Iyorcha Ayu, national chairman of the party, said Nigerians should take advantage of the upcoming election to vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“They made you go hungry; they gave you insecurity and other things that you don’t like. Vote for Atiku Abubakar, he will recover Nigeria,” Ayu said.