- Senator Ahmed Makarfi has lamented the bad roads in the southeast region
- Makarfi, a PDP presidential aspirant, says 90 percent of his campaign will be on road projects
- He says he travelled to Imo state by road because he wanted to feel the experience of the masses
Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said he had a horrible experience plying the roads in the southeast region.
Vanguard reports that the senator stated this in Owerri when he visited the Imo state PDP secretariat.
NAIJ.com gathers that Makarfi said he travelled by road because he wanted to feel the pains of the masses so as to solve them.
Makarfi said: “As I was coming from Enugu to Owerri, the roads are bad. It is shocking. That is why I said 90 per cent of my campaign will be on road projects. Some people asked me to come by air and I said no, why should I do that? I want to feel the experience of our people and know their pains in view of solving them.
"We must know what the electorate want. PDP is very democratic and it is a party that believes in dialogue. We could not have succeeded in the PDP national convention if many of you did not subscribe to dialogue. In 2007, I could have become the president if not for what happened. Then, I did not run away; I contributed my quota.
"As PDP members, we must believe in the party even when we lose. We must believe that God gives power. If you see me leaving PDP, then I am leaving politics. The policy of PDP is restructuring of Nigeria. PDP will bring Nigeria together on how to restructure Nigeria fairly. If you are a member of PDP and you don’t believe in restructuring, you should leave the party.
“We should also look at institutional restructuring. If we have institutional restructuring, what happened in the National Assembly wouldn’t have happened. I support state police but we must do it in such a way that it does not serve only political leaders.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that former caretaker committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ahmed Makarfi, officially declared his intention to run for president in 2019.
Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna state, made his intentions known at a press briefing on Sunday, June 17 in Kaduna.
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