The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has promised to complete abandoned federal projects in Kogi State, if elected in the February election.

Atiku made the promise yesterday in Lokoja, the state capital, while addressing a crowd of party supporters at a rally.

The PDP candidate also promised to create jobs and wealth for unemployed youths.

He said his decision to contest the presidency was based on ordinary citizens.

Atiku described Kogi as a beacon of hope and progress, which must be carefully managed.

According to him, the state is endowed with abundant natural resources in commercial quantity waiting to be tapped to make Nigeria a truly industrialised nation.

The PDP candidate assurance the workers and pensioners in the state that he would ensure prompt payment of their salaries and pensions from May 29, if elected.

He condemned the detention of Senator Dino Melaye by the police and called for his immediate release.

The Director-General of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation and Senate President Bukola Saraki urged Nigerians to vote out the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next general elections.

Saraki said Nigerians were not born to suffer, adding that Atiku, as an experienced businessman, would create jobs for Nigerians.

“Don’t be deceived, don’t be intimidated, don’t be afraid, stand for the truth and come out en masse to vote for our candidates in all the elections,” he said.

Others speakers included former governors Ibrahim Idris, Idris Wada and PDP State Chairman Sam Uhuotu, who urged the people to vote for PDP candidates.

Idris and Wada decried the state of things in the state and urged the people to vote out the APC.

Others are: Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, a former deputy governor, Mr Patrick Adaba and former Minister of Police Affairs Brig.-Gen. David’s Jemibewon.