The Presidential Candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammad Buhari, on Wednesday promised to use the non-oil sector to boost Nigeria’s economy, if elected.
Buhari made the promise in Calabar at a Presidential Campaign rally.
“Our main objective is to make sure that agriculture and other non-oil sector get priority to give opportunities to every Nigerian so that Nigerians, whether educated or not, will have gainful employment,’’ he said.
Buhari said his administration would also restore the lost glory of education and address the problem of power supply to resuscitate ailing industries in the country.
“Unless we get power supply correct, our industries cannot survive, so we must resuscitate our industries and get Nigeria going again,’’ he said.
The candidate urged his supporters to be vigilant during the elections to ensure victory for the party.
Rivers State governor, Chibuike Amaechi described Buhari as a credible candidate and urged the people of Cross River to vote for him.
Amaechi said an APC government under Buhari would rehabilitate all federal roads in the state, including the Calabar-Itu and Calabar-Ikom-Ogoja roads.
The National Chairman of the party, Dr Odigie Oyegun, said an APC administration would provide Jobs for three million Nigerians in the first four years.
He later handed over the party’s flag to the Gubernatorial Candidate of the party in the state, Mr Odey Ochicha.
Oyegun also received three members of the State House of Assembly who defected to APC from the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
He described the defectors as courageous and assured them of victory on the platform of APC.