By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
A Presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming 2019 general elections and Former Sokoto State Governor, Dr. Attahiru Bafarawa, on Monday visited the leaders of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere in Akure, Ondo state capital where he vowed to turned around the ailing Nigeria economy if voted into power.
Bafarawa who also promised that Nigeria economic policies shall be diversified in such a way that alternative sources of driving the economy shall be explored.
According to him, he said that Nigeria economy have been damaged saying that it was only PDP that can correct the mistakes made by the APC ruling party.
His words, “When we come in power we are going to take our time to do the damage control, all our ideas is to correct where mistake had been done, we are not going to winch out anybody.
“We shall de-emphasize over dependence on oil and look towards, agriculture, tourism, mining and manufacturing as potential drivers of our economy”.
While speaking on the restructuring, Bafarawa promised to implement the 2014 national conference report saying that “when we are talking on restructuring we are talking about developement”.
“We are going to lias with the National Assembly and the judiciary to extrapolate outcomes of past national conference and discourse, with a view to restructuring our nation to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the citizenry.
“We shall strength the principles of separation of power and ensuring strict adherence to the rule of law” he said.
The former Sokoto state governor also promised to create enabling environment for efficient and sustained security within the shortest time if voted into power.
Bafarawa however called on Nigerians to join in his vision towards rescuing Nigeria and placing her on a robust path of development.
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