From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
A presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP),Alhaji Ahmed Markarfi, has given an assurance that he will carry out restructuring that would be beneficial to all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, political and religious differences if elected.
Markarfi gave the assurance at the weekend while addressing PDP stakeholders during his familiarisation visit to the state.
The presidential hopeful who said there is so much hunger and starvation in the land, noted that Nigerians needed a trusted leader who will carry out restructuring that will be beneficial to every body in the country.
He stressed that he would first commence on institutional restructuring saying the current situation where government agencies like EFCC, police and others are made answerable to the government of the day would not be so as they would be made to be answerable and accountable to Nigerians.
Markarfi said he has adequate knowledge of every part of Nigeria and their teething problems, saying if given the chance , he knows best on how to fix those problems.
While appealing to PDP faithful to remain united and focused, he said he brought back the party to where it is today when some people were bent on destroying it.
He urged members not to allow some people who are found of jumping from one party to the other to hijack the party saying he has been a loyal PDP member right from the scratch adding ” we should not create the impression that loyalty does not pay”.
Markarfi, who said in 2007 when the tenure of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was coming to an end, the then party chairman, Ahmadu Ali, called on all the governors to appoint somebody among them to succeed Obasanjo, and he was appointed, only for some people to scuttle it.
He said he did not leave the party for that purpose like some are fond of doing, but that he believed power comes from God.