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Buhari In Gombe: “I Have Fulfilled My 2015 Campaign Promises To You” |RN

 

President Mahammadu Buhari (PMB) says he has delivered on the 3 campaign promises he made to the people of Gombe State during the 2015 general election.

President Buhari, who was in Gombe with his campaign team on Saturday, assured the people of the state that corruption and corrupt government officials will be dealt with if re-elected back into office.

“I had in 2015 promised to address the then security challenges, create wealth and fight corruption as well, and today you can all bear me witness on what has happened to the lingering security challenge,” the president stated.

Speaking on wealth creation, Buhari said “we all know what has happened in our farms, as many of you have gone back to farm in your farms and that has declined our rice importation by 90 percent.”

While presenting the APC gubernatorial candidate to supporters of the party in the state at a brief ceremony that lasted anout half an hour, the President asked the people of Gombe to vote for all APC candidates in the state assuring that Gombe State will be well taken care of under APC leadership.

Alhaji Danjuma Goje, Senator Representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, told voters in the state to make their votes count “so as to avoid rigging that denied an APC victory in 2015 polls in Gombe.”

APC National Chairman Adams Oshomole remarked that the presidential election is an election between a president that has the country and its citizens at heart and a contester that is out to enrich his friends and grant amnesty to looters.

Oshomole also formally welcomed the Director General of the Gombe PDP Campaign team, Alhaji Bala Bello Tinka, among others who decamped from PDP to APC, including the former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP Abdullahi Jalo (Kastik) and Ambassador Yarima Abdullahi, former Minister of Education and Nigeria’s Ambassador in Malaysia.  (The Sun)

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ENUGU COAL: Buhari Not A Promise Keeper – Ohanaeze |The Republican News

                                        President Muhammadu Buhari

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu

 

The apex socio-political body of the Igbo, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed disappointment over the Federal Government’s inability to revive coal production in Enugu.

President Muhammadu Buhari had, while campaigning before the 2015 elections, promised to revamp the moribund coal industry, which had been abandoned for several years.

Buhari had promised that the abundant coal deposits in Enugu would be harnessed to grow the Nigerian economy, and also generate employment opportunities for youths in the South-East and other parts of the country.

The then All Progressives Congress presidential candidate had also assured the people that the coal deposits would be used to revamp the Oji River Power Station, which generated electricity for the defunct Eastern Region.

However, about three years after Buhari won the election and assumed office as the President, the Enugu coal mines have remained moribund.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr Chuks Ibegbu, on Sunday said the Federal Government’s failure to revive coal production in Enugu was disappointing.

Speaking with our correspondent in Enugu, the Ohanaeze spokesman said coal deposits in Enugu could transform Nigeria’s economy if the Federal Government decided to develop the sector.

“We are very much disappointed that the Buhari-led Federal Government has not been able to fulfil the promise to revive the coal industry in Enugu.

“It is very unfortunate that the coal mines seem to have been forgotten.

“But we will continue to remind the Federal Government of the urgent need to revamp the coal industry in Enugu, and in so doing, also revive the Oji River Power Station,” Ibegbu said.

The Ohanaeze spokesman noted that the revival of the coal industry would be to the benefit of the entire country, and not only the South-East geopolitical zone.

“We all know that coal was driving the Nigerian economy before the discovery of oil in the Niger Delta region,” Ibegbu said.   (Punch)

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