Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday during his campaign rally in Katsina, said that late Major General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, the elder brother of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, had anointed him to become Nigeria’s president since 1993.
“Late Shehu Yar’Adua had anointed me as Nigeria’s President since 1993. The complex nature of Nigeria’s politics would not make this to become a reality,” Atiku said in Hausa while addressing supporters at the Katsina Karakanda Stadium.
He further appealed to the people of Katsina to vote him and Yakubu Lado, the PDP governorship candidate in Katsina State.
“I appeal to you, katsinawa (Katsina people) to let late Yar’Adua’s wish for me become a reality. Vote for me so that hunger and poverty will be banished from Nigeria. Vote for Yakubu Lado as Katsina governor also so that our state (Katsina) will regain the developments that the APC has denied it since.”
Former Governor Shehu Shema of Katsina State who also spoke at the rally told supporters that they should forget individuals and vote for the right person who has the experience required to reunite Nigeria and end hunger.
“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a person who can rule Nigeria now. The election is not about individual; rather, the election is about voting for a right person who has the experience, the wherewithal to reunite Nigeria. Atiku Abubakar is the right person for the job. If you vote for him to become Nigeria’s next President, he would banish hunger and poverty from the country; he will also ensure that Nigeria takes her rightful place in the comity of nations,” Shema said.
Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the PDP, in his own statement cautioned security chiefs not to allow themselves to be used as tools during the forthcoming election.
Secondus further accused the ruling APC of looking for ways to eliminate PDP leaders.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and no amount of threats or intimidation should be allowed to twist the wish of Nigerians which is Atiku Abubakar as the country’s next President.”