Yenagoa - The presidential candidate of
the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammed Buhari (Rtd), on Thursday in
Yenagoa pledged to revamp the agricultural and power sectors, if elected.
Buhari made the pledge at a campaign rally.
He was accompanied by Chief John Oyegun, the National Chairman of APC; Chief
Timiprie Sylva, a former Governor of Bayelsa; Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and
other chieftains of APC.
Buhari noted that Bayelsa was blessed with suitable climate and fertile land
for large scale agriculture which could be harnessed to drive economic
He said that power was critical to unlock the potential of Nigerian
entrepreneurs and would be a cardinal part of his economic programme.
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Buhari also promised to embark on skills acquisition and empowerment schemes
for unemployed youths in the state.
On corruption, the former Head of State said that his administration would
compel anyone caught stealing public fund to return it.
He urged registered voters in the state to collect their permanent voter cards
before the Feb. 14 general elections.
Earlier, Gov. Rotimi Amaechi expressed satisfaction at the turnout of loyalists
of the party at the rally, and expressed optimism that the party would be
victorious in the elections.
Amaechi urged the people to protect their votes by voting for candidates that
would improve their well being.
He said that APC would develop Bayelsa.
The Chairman of APC in Bayelsa, Chief Timipa Orunimighe, said that the
successful hosting of presidential rally would result in positive changes in