The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has promised to give priority attention to agriculture and Commerce, if elected President.
He made the promise while addressing party supporters at the rally held at the Sani Abacha stadium, Kofar Mata in Kano on Sunday.
The venue of the rally was packed and more than 12 persons had to be taken out of the stadium by security officials after they slumped in the crowd.
The PDP presidential candidate and members of his campaign council had on arrival in Kano visited the Mambiya House, home of the late leader of the Peoples Redemption Party, Aminu Kano.
The campaign team also visited the Palace of the Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi II, who received them and prayed for peaceful elections in the country.
He said if given the mandate in forthcoming general elections, he would do everything possible to ensure that the agricultural sector was accorded the necessary support to boost food production.
Atiku, who could not alight from the vehicle to address the mammoth crowd, also promised to restore the lost glory of business activities in the state.
“I want to assure that if I am elected President, I will focus on agriculture and support the business community to enhance commercial activities in the state.
“The people here are known to be farmers and business oriented, so if you elect me, I will support agricultural sector and improve on the business activities of the people,” Atiku said.
The PDP Presidential candidate also pledged to improve Hajj operation to make it easier with a view to reducing the challenges bedeviling the exercise.
He, however called on the people of the state to come out enmasse and elect the party’s candidates at all levels
Top PDP officials and members at the rally included the Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Dr Bukola Saraki; PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus; and former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.