- Alhaji Atiku Abubakar says Nigerians have a fresh opportunity to vote out an incumbent on Saturday, February 23; just like 2015
- The presidential candidate said he was proud of being a Nigerian when the electorate used their PVC's to change government, four years ago
- The former vice president urged Nigerians to come out to vote; stating that this election is about their future and the future of the nation
Just like 2015, Nigerians have a fresh opportunity to vote out an incumbent on Saturday, February 23, says Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former vice president made the comment on Thursday, February 21, during a live broadcast on Facebook, Tribune reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Atiku said he was proud of being a Nigerian when the electorate, four years ago, used their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC's) to change government. He said February 23 presents another opportunity for history to be repeated.
He urged citizens to come out en masse and cast their votes; warning that if they failed to do so, they "will be accepting that the next four years will be like the last.”
He added: “The reasons we have elections is to allow us to have our voices heard on how we have been governed for the last four years and who will govern us for the next four years.
“On March 28, 2015, we the people of Nigeria went to our polling units armed only with our PVC's and yet we were able to remove an incumbent president from office.
“That made me very proud to be a Nigerian and a democrat. This Saturday, we’ll have the opportunity to do so again.
“My message to you is simple: Please come out to vote as this election is about your future and the future of our great nation.
“On election day, we are all equal, as no single vote is more important than any other. But if you do not vote, you will be accepting that the next four years will be like the last."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, withdrew from the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections.
Atuejide, who is the founder and chairperson of the NIP, said the race is now between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
She said she is now committed to supporting Atiku, as she considers him a better candidate.
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