The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the former vice president, accompanied by his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa from Delta, had previously attended the PDP presidential campaign at Mapo Hall in Ibadan.
Others on his team included the national president of the PDPIyorchia Ayu; Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa-Ibom and the General Director of the Atiku Campaign, Governor Aminu Tambuwal Sokoto state.
Atiku said he would restructure Nigeria, if it was considered a priority.
“If restructuring is your priority, I will implement it.
“I am way ahead of any other candidate in terms of restructuring and devolution of power,” he said.
The presidential candidate also promised that he would transform the nation’s economy, create jobs and bring prosperity to the country through the private sector.
“I am good and strong to lead Nigeria; I don’t mind giving a private company a tax break to build a rail transportation system from here in Ibadan to Ogbomoso to make it easier to do business.
“And this will not only boost our economy at the local and state level, but also at the national level.
“I am a believer in the private sector when it comes to our economy, it is only the private sector that can bring prosperity and create jobs for our abundant youth,” he said.
Atiku recounted the achievements of his administration with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying they had a successful government because it was driven by the private sector.
The candidate said he was a uniter, vowing to unite Nigeria on all fronts, be it tribe, religion and balanced Federal Government appointments.
“Insecurity is part of our restructuring issues, that is, whether or not we will have a state police will depend on our legislature.
“In the US we have state police, local police, even regional police, etc. I will surely propose the police state to our national assembly, if elected.
“But, it depends on the national and state assemblies, which is why I urge you all to vote for the people who will give you quality representation,Atiku said.