The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to reopen all Nigerian borders if elected president in 2023.
Atiku stated this while addressing thousands of supporters at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina during a campaign rally.
“It is part of our promises to return peace and security and also revamp the economy. I will therefore reopen all Nigerian borders.
“If you give me the mandate, I will not be the type that will order the shooting of a businessman just because he is carrying one bag of rice,” he said.
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Atiku told the mammoth crowd that all infrastructural development in the state were undertaken by the previous PDP administrations and it was time to build on that development by voting the PDP from top to bottom.
Meanwhile, Atiku announced a donation of N50m to victims of insecurity in Katsina State.
He made the donation when he visited the Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, in his palace.
Atiku said he was in the palace to seek advice, prayers and blessings from the royal father in his quest to become president.
He said he was disturbed by the problems of insecurity and economic hardship disturbing all parts of the country and promised to focus on them if elected.
In his response, the Emir, Dr Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, said he was happy that the presidential candidate has promised to tackle insecurity and economic problems, which he said were the issues that got him hospitalised recently.