Vote out incumbent like in 2015, Atiku tells Nigerians

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday urged Nigerians to come out on Saturday and vote out President Muhammadu Buhari the same way they voted against an incumbent on March 28, 2015.

Buhari of the All Progressives Congress defeated Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP, who was the incumbent President as of that time.

Atiku made the call in a video broadcast which was posted on his official Twitter handle.

The former vice-president described election day as a day when all Nigerians are equal, saying all votes carry the same impact.

He, therefore, asked Nigerians to choose if they wanted their lives to remain the same way it had been in the last four years or they wanted something better.

The former Vice-President urged Nigerians to come and vote even if they would not be voting for his party, the PDP, adding that the worst thing a citizen could do was to ignore such an important civic obligation.

Atiku said, “Dear citizens of Nigeria, as you know, this Saturday, we are having the presidential and National Assembly elections. The reason we have elections every four years is to allow us to have our voices heard on how we have been governed in 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 and only with our PVCs and yet we were able to remove an incumbent President from office. That made me very proud to be a Nigerian and very proud to be a democrat.

“This Saturday, we will have the opportunity of doing so again. My message to you is simple: please come out and 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 the other.

“But if you do not vote, you will be accepting that the next four years will be like the last. The power to get Nigeria working again is in your permanent voter cards.

“I will be voting with mine on Saturday and I call on you to please join me, irrespective of who you wish to vote for.”
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