Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on Nigerians to come out en mass on Saturday to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari the same way Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was voted out in 2015.
Atiku stated this in his broadcast on Twitter on Thursday.
He noted that Election Day is the day when all Nigerians are equal, saying that all votes carry the same weight.
He urged Nigerians to come out and vote even if they would not vote for him, saying that the worst thing a Nigerian could do was ignoring such an important civic obligation.
Atiku further asked Nigerians if they wanted their lives to remain the same way it had been since the emergence of President Buhari or if they wanted something better.
“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.”