Presidential Election: Tambuwal pledges to take Nigeria on the path of development

PDP Presidential Aspirant and Sokoto State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal has  declared that immediate steps must be taken to set the country on the path of development, following the  abysmal performance of the APC Federal Government.

Speaking at the Government House Port Harcourt on Monday during a consultative visit to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Sokoto State Governor noted that the  country is presently hanging on a cliff due to the  failure of the Buhari administration.

He said: "We should be able to bring back our country from the brink. As it is today, this country is on a cliff and there is a need for us to pull it back ".

Tambuwal said that Nigeria requires a leadership that has the capacity to unite the country, introduce fresh ideas in leadership and  enhance the development of the nation.

"We are all aware that this country has never been this divided. This country has never been  this polarised.  There is a need for us, not only to have a 21st leadership, but a leadership that is Pan-Nigeria.

"We need a leadership  that  understands the complexities of this country", he said.

The PDP  Presidential Aspirant noted that   experiences garnered as a Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and the incumbent Sokoto State Governor have equipped him to offer Nigeria  the right leadership it requires.

He urged PDP  members to nominate him to fly the party's flag during  the 2019 Presidential Election, pointing out  that he  has the capacity to lead the party  to victory.

Tambuwal  informed  that  when elected he will work with all stakeholders  to review the constitution  of the  country to accomodate  the aspirations of different sections of the country.

On  security, the Presidential Aspirant said he will deploy security and fresh ideas to improve the security of the nation.

Responding, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike advised all Presidential Aspirants to conduct themselves in a decorous manner  to advance the interest of the PDP.

He said: "Tell  Nigerians what you want to do for them. Sell yourself.  Do not be desperate.  If it is  God's will, nobody can stop you".

He said if at  the  end of the day he loses out of  the nomination of the party, he should support whoever emerges in the interest of the party.

The Rivers State Governor noted that Tambuwal represents one of the Presidential Aspirants with the capacity to lead and revive the country.

Governor Wike said without a review of the  revenue sharing formula of the country, states will not be able to pay the  new minimum wage.

The governor thanked the leadership of the PDP  for approving the hosting of National Convention in Port Harcourt, saying that the convention will positively impact  the  state's  economy.

Credit: Simeon Nwakaudu