- The presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ends its tours of states ahead of the election
- The campaign council says its decision is predicated on stipulations in the country's electoral act
- The organisation, however, pleads with Nigerians to return President Muhammadu Buhari
The presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced an end to the rallies and solicitation to Nigerians to cast their votes for its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the election.
The councils said the decision to end its campaign is in accordance with the electoral act of 2010 as amended.
“In accordance with the electoral act 2010 (as amended), we hereby give notice that all campaigns and related activities concerning or related to the APC presidential campaigns for the 2019 presidential election shall end today (Thursday, February 14, 2019) at 11:59pm.
“Consequently the APC presidential campaign council hereby disassociates itself from any form of campaign activity or advertisement in any news/social media promoting the candidatures of President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for the 2019 presidential election that appears anywhere as from 12 midnight of Friday, February 15, 2019.
“We use this opportunity to thank our supporters, party members, members of the campaign council and Nigerians for their steadfastness and show of love for our presidential and vice presidential candidates as they moved across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory during the campaign period," the statement signed by Festus Keyamo said.
It urged Nigerians to ensure that they take part in the election and vote for President Buhari.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday, February 14, concluded his campaign tour in Adamawa, with a call on people of the state to appreciate the emergence of their own and vote for him
The report said that he said as son of soil, there was no need for him to campaign at home, but would rather urge his kinsmen not to disappoint him on Saturday, February 16.
Atiku reiterated his pledge to address the problem of insecurity, unemployment, poverty and other challenges militating against the development of the country.
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In his remarks, the national chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, also urged the people of Adamawa to prove their love for Abubakar and the party, adding that their son was a tested and trusted candidate that had what it took to change Nigeria for the better.
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