Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged registered voters to come out en masse and exercise their franchise on Saturday in the gubernatorial election in many Nigerian states.
Atiku’s new message was contained in a statement he personally signed, sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Wednesday night.
The former vice-president bemoaned “the sham election of February 25”, while asking citizens to once again, try to “rescue” Nigeria in two days’ time.
This newspaper recalls that Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 8,794,726 votes to be declared the president-elect on March 1, ahead of Atiku who garnered 6,984,520, Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who polled 6,101,533 and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) who scored 1,496,687 votes.
“We, as citizens, must continue to show resilience in defence of our democracy and exercise our rights to vote.
“On March 18, I urge you, as patriotic citizens of our dear country, to come out in your numbers to cast your votes for the PDP.
“This is one of the ways you can demonstrate against the sham election of February 25,” Atiku’s statement reads.
Sham elections because it does not favour you, just go and relax with the trillions you and your oga stole from our commonwealth, well after all God did not allowed you to come back and sold the remaining government properties to your cronies.