In Bayelsa, Buhari vows to compel corrupt officials to return loot

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammed Buhari, on Thursday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, pledged to revamp the agricultural and power sectors, if elected.

Mr. Buhari made the pledge at a campaign rally.

He was accompanied by John Oyegun, the National Chairman of the APC; Timipre Sylva, a former Governor of Bayelsa; Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and other chieftains of the party.

Mr. Buhari noted that Bayelsa was blessed with suitable climate and fertile land for large-scale agriculture, which could be harnessed to drive economic development.

He said that power was critical to unlock the potential of Nigerian entrepreneurs and would be a cardinal part of his economic programme.

Mr. Buhari also promised to embark on skills acquisition and empowerment schemes for unemployed youths in the state.

On corruption, the former Head of State said his administration would compel anyone caught stealing public fund to return it.

He urged registered voters in the state to collect their permanent voter cards before the February 14 general elections.

Earlier, Mr. Amaechi expressed satisfaction at the turnout of loyalists of the party at the rally, and expressed optimism that the party would be victorious in the elections.

Mr. Amaechi urged the people to protect their votes by voting for candidates that would improve their wellbeing.

He said that APC would develop Bayelsa.

The Chairman of APC in Bayelsa, Timipa Orunimighe, said the successful hosting of the presidential rally would result in positive changes in the state. (NAN)

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