The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised he will renovate the Koko and Warri sea ports and complete all projects that have been abandoned by the federal government in the region.
Atiku who urged the people of the Niger Delta region to vote for him massively in the February 16 Presidential election, pledged to fulfill his promises if voted into office.
He made the call on Thursday while addressing a crowd of PDP supporters, who thronged the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, venue of the PDP presidential campaign rally.
The Delta ports have suffered infrastructural decay for close to three decades as operators and government agencies have expressed worries over government neglect and under utilisation of the facilities.
The government through the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) recently concessioned the Warri port to Sifax Group.
The former vice president affirmed that the state witnessed massive development since 1999, thus no point to vote another party that has not done anything for the state.
“I will renovate all the sea ports in Delta state. I will also complete all abandoned infrastructure projects by the FG because you are opposition state.
“I promise I will deliver on these promises,” he said.
On his part, the PDP vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi noted that all development projects in Delta state since 1999 were done by the PDP, adding that the APC does not like the South South and cannot show anything they have done in the region.
The Senate President and Director General of the PDP presidential campaign council, Senator Bukola Saraki urged Deltans to come out to vote to change the prevailing situation in the country.
“The current administration has failed and the PDP has chosen Atiku to make Nigeria work again.