- Atiku Abubakar has called on Nigerians to vote for the PDP in the coming presidential election
- The PDP's presidential candidate said the people need to vote for his party in order to exit the present poverty and hunger
- On his part, Sule Lamido, said Atiku had the right to request for votes from the people of Jigawa, as he is a one of them
Ahead of the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged his supporters to wait to protect their votes and escort them to the collation centres.
Atiku made the comment as he addressed a campaign rally in Jigawa state on Monday, January 21, The Guardian reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the presidential candidate urged the people to vote for PDP so that as president, he can fulfill the request of former governor Sule Lamido, a leader of the party, for the rehabilitation and dredging of Hadejia/Jamare River Basin, which had been abandoned for over 40 years.
Atiku urged the people to vote en-masse for all candidates of the PDP, in order to exit the present poverty and hunger.
On his part, Lamido, said the rally was to thank the PDP family of brothers and sisters for their affection, and not just for campaigning.
He said: “We believe in you, you believe in us. We came here just to say thank you for the support you have been giving to the PDP.
“The candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, is our own son; he is our own and therefore, he has the right to request for our votes and because he is ours, the choice is between competence and incompetence, security and insecurity."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Atiku Abubakar said that the United States (US) government is in support of his candidature.
The PDP presidential candidate said ‘yes’ to a question on whether the US government officials endorsed him during his conversations with them.
“Are you convinced that the United States government is in support of your candidacy?”, the interviewer asked and he responded: “yes.”
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