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Former Governor of Sokoto State and a PDP presidential aspirant, Dr Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa has advocated that presidential and other aspirants for national elective offices, even President Muhammadu Buhari should endeavour to travel by land across the country in order to appreciate the state of roads and infrastructure in the country.
He stated this when he fielded questions from journalists at the PDP secretariat in Calabar where he stopped by to speak to the state party leadership about his intention to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari during next year’s presidential election.
Bafarawa who was given a traditional title of ‘The Rising Sun’ of Cross River by the people of the state, said he was concerned by the road infrastructure, especially in the South-South and southeast parts of the country, which are really deplorable.
“I want to urge other aspirants, including the president not to travel by air to do their consultations and campaigns but should emulate me. I can afford air travel for myself and my campaign team, but I prefer to traverse the length and breadth of this country to properly acquaint myself with the roads, the landmarks, the real people, so that when I am elected president I can take all into account”, he said.
On the chances of his party to win the presidential election, Bafarawaru said they are very certain but that the party needs unity mostly to dislodge Buhari from power.
” We have all the chances to beat APC but we need to come together. We want to make corrections; correct our past mistakes and correct the monumental failure of the APC government”, he said.