Bayelsa Governor Diri on Monday received the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital for the party’s presidential campaign.
Atiku arrived at about noon and was accompanied by members of the PDP National Working Committee and the Presidential Campaign Council.
Making his brief remark at the Oxbow Lake Pavillion where the rally was held, Gov. Diri said “PDP is the party that has given us everything from the beginning of civilian regime till today.
“As a State, PDP has given us a President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Now the only candidate who has keyed in and talked about what the Ijaws and the Bayelsa people want, we have been talking about resource control, Atiku is the only candidate that has talked about a restructuring of this country.
“And therefore PDP and Atiku are the only parties and candidates that the Ijaw people should know. No other candidate talks about the feelings of the Ijaw people.
“So I want to on behalf of our great party and the Government of Prosperity of Bayelsa State appreciate our President and Vice President in waiting,” Governor Diri stated.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President of Nigeria and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate for this year’s general election while speaking during a courtesy visit to the Bayelsa Traditional Rulers Council in Ovom, Yenagoa reiterated the need of restructuring Nigeria
Atiku said :”I am very very angry and annoyed that the East-West road that we continue to pump money every year in the budget remains a mystery.
“One critical issue in which I have made a cardinal principle is the restructuring of Nigeria. Because I so believe in it, I want to see a very very small Federal Government.
“With the time most of the resources to the various components of the State, you know your problems more than the Federal Government so with more resources and more power you can take care of yourselves. So this is where I stand as far the issue of restructuring is concerned.”