As the 2019 general elections glide slowly, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday assured that if given the mandate as the nation’s president come 2019, he would maintain the principal of charter of equity in appointments in the six political zones of the country.
The former vice president stated in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital on a one-day visit to the state.
Atiku, a Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Presidential aspirant who visited Ebonyi state to consult with the state PDP stakeholders on his presidential ambition in 2019.
On his arrival, Atiku was led to some of the gigantic projects of the state governor, David Umahi for inspection.
Led by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Francis Nwifuru, and other members of the state executive council, the former Vice President inspected Pulverization plant, Dr. Offia Nwali flyover, Akanu Ibiam flyover, Tunnel bridge, Ecumenical centre, shopping mall, New government house, International Market flyover and international market.
Atiku who was elated with the rapid development of the state under Umahi’s administration expressed satisfaction with the infrastructural developments in all PDP control states in the country.
He said he was pleased with the projects of the state governor, Umahi, advising the state government to relocate all the roadside traders as soon as the ongoing Margret Umahi’s international market is completed.
The Presidential aspirant noted that he was not always pleased to see people trading along the roads.
The Commissioner for Works, Engr Francis Nweze, assured that the market would be completed and commissioned by December 2018.
The visit which grounded all activities in the state capital witnessed various interest groups championing Atiku’s presidential ambition.
After the inspection, Atiku and his team retired at the Presidential lodge government house in Abakaliki where they would take-off to the PDP Secretariat along Enugu- Abakaliki expressway where he would meet with State Executive committee and stakeholders of the PDP.