The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that he felt proud that an incumbent President (Goodluck Jonathan), was voted out by the use of Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, in 2015.
Recall, that President Muhammadu Buhari defeated former President, Goodluck Jonathan, who sought re-election, in 2015.
In a nationwide broadcast, on Thursday, Atiku said that Nigerians have the opportunity to repeat history, during the Presidential election, rescheduled for February 23.
According to him, if Nigerians do not vote, “you will be accepting that the next four years will be like the last”.
“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”, Atiku said.
“On March 28, 2015, we the people of Nigeria, went to our polling units, armed 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 a Democrat. This Saturday, we will 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. The power to get Nigeria working again, is in your Permanent Voters Card. I will be voting with mine on Saturday, and I call on you to please join me, irrespective of who you will be voting for.”