Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 25th February presidential election, has urged Nigerians to come out and vote in defense of democracy. His statement comes a few days ahead of the 18th March governorship and state assembly elections.
Speaking in a broadcast today, The former Vice President assured Nigerians that all hope is not lost. Urging Nigerians not to give in to voter apathy, Atiku boldly stated that he will reclaim his mandate.
He charged citizens to continue to show resilience in the defence of democracy and in the exercise of their rights to vote. Atiku said, “As the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections beckon, I urge you as patriotic citizens of our dear country to come out in your numbers to cast your votes. That is one of the ways you can use to demonstrate against the sham of an election on 25th February.”
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The PDP Presidential candidate said, “Indeed, what the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did in announcing the manipulated result was a clear breach of not only the 2022 Electoral Act but also its own guidelines which the electoral commission had repeatedly claimed would uphold the standards we had seen in the Osun and Ekiti elections.”
He added that “The INEC Chairman further ignored calls for a review of the process in line with the amended law.” The former vice president also assured Nigerians that the electoral fraud perpetrated by INEC will be reversed in due course.
Atiku further told citizens to peacefully observe the Electoral Act and INEC guidelines as they cast their votes on Saturday. He also called on Nigerians to vote for the “candidates of the PDP, the only truly national party, for a greater and prosperous Nigeria.”
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