I’ll privatise refineries, end oil theft –Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said no oil thief no matter how connected they are will escape the long arm of the law if he is elected President in 2023.

This was as he said he would name and prosecute them, making the environment ‘too hot’ for them and their operatives to operate.

Atiku also noted that all the oil blocs allocated to some Nigerians who had failed to make them operational would be confiscated in the interest of national development and a progressive economy.

He made this pledge when he met with some industrialists and business leaders under the aegis of the Business Dialogue Stakeholders Forum held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

In attendance were bigwigs in the manufacturing, oil and gas, banking and other business sectors.

Meanwhile, officials of 10 political support groups loyal to the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

The groups comprised Atiku Support Organization, PDP Transformation Ambassadors, Atiku Abubakar Kawai, PDP Mobilizers Initiative, Kasa Daya Al’umma Daya, Atiku-Okowa Frontiers Movement, G7 Business Community, Katsina Biyayya Forum, Atiku Women and Youth Initiative as well as Atiku Nigeria Transformation Ambassadors.

A statement jointly issued by APC North-West Publicity Secretary, Musa Mailafiya Mada, and the spokesperson for North-West Presidential Campaign Council, Mohammed Shehu, disclosed that the official handover of the PDP and Atiku support groups took place after a marathon meeting that lasted hours in Gusau, Zanfara State.

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