Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom State has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has the wherewithal to reunite Nigeria and restore it to its past glory.
He stated this on Saturday after the graduation ceremony of the El-Amin International School, Minna. The Governo, who said Nigeria was at its peak of economic glory when the PDP was in charge, advised Nigerians to return the PDP to the government at the central.
“I can bet my certificates that the economy of this country shall return to its past glory. Once we come back to the central, we will build the economy of Nigeria because we are bridge builders and we will reunite Nigerians.”
The Governor argued everyone who had tasted the administration of the PDP can attest to the difference.
“If you have tested PDP and discovered they performed, why not try them again. You cannot change the winning team, we will do our best to bring back the glory of the country,” he stressed.
On the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) passed by the National Assembly, the Governor noted the lawmakers were not fair to allocate three percent to the South-South region. He further noted that the region is the worst affected by the effects and should have been given more consideration.
“We are not asking for too much but insisting on three percent is not fair to us. It is one thing to say these things but one thing we have realized is that people do not understand the impact this petroleum has cause our communities.
“Our fishermen can no longer earn a living because of oil spillage, a lot of communities are no longer farming because no more farmlands.
“The people need to come and see the devastating effect this has had in the communities. So it is not too much to give us five percent.”
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