By Obinna Unaeze

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has promised to complete the inland seaport of Baro in Niger.

Abubakar also vowed to tackle insecurity across the country, if he is elected in the next general election.

He made the pledges Saturday in Minna, as he kicked off his presidential campaign in the state.

“I promise to address insecurity and complete the unfinished Baro inland seaport in Niger state, if you vote for me in the presidential election,” he said.

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) recalls that the Baro seaport in the Agaie local government area of ​​the state began under the PDP administration of the late President Umaru Yar’adua from 2007 to 2010, but has not been completed.

In addition, Abubakar promised to give priority to the country’s federal road infrastructure and education sector, if he is given the mandate.

PDP national chairperson Senator Iyorchia Ayu urged people in the state to vote for the party in polls based on the development gains of former PDP state governors; the late Alhaji Abdulkadir Kure and Dr. Babangida Aliyu.

“You have to call on the people of the state of Niger to come out en masse and vote for the PDP because of the massive development you witnessed under the previous administrations of our party,” he said.

Likewise, Alhaji Liman Kantigi, standard-bearer of the PPD governorship in the state, promised to address insecurity and give priority to the education sector.

Dr. Babangida Aliyu, the former governor of the state, said that voting for Abubakar in the presidential election is voting for a better Nigeria.

Aliyu therefore called on the people of the state to vote for the PDP in the elections to ensure a secure, united and prosperous Nigeria.

Earlier, the PDP state chairman, Mr. Tanko Beji, assured the party that the people of the state would vote for the party’s candidates in the general election. (YAYA) (

Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola

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