THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday held its last presidential rally in Adamawa State, the home state of its candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, with a call on the people to vote for him to become the next president.
PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus told the crowd at the Ribadu Square in Jimeta, Yola, that Adamawa people must vote for Atiku 100 per cent, as they could not afford to reject their own son that Nigerian have chosen.
Secondus said: “Nigeria has given Adamawa people a free gift. The entire people gathered: eminent personalities from the North, from the West, East, the Southsouth and the Northcentral; they endorsed your own son – the man that has been tested in the public and private sectors. The man that is full of energy and zeal.”
He asked the crowd to agree with the rest of the country that Atiku is worthy of their confidence and votes.
Secondus reiterated that apart from Atiku being their son, Adamawa people could rely on him for his capacity.
He said: “The rest of Nigerians have chosen your son, a very energetic and competent man. He will not leave or give the presidency to a cabal. He will preside over the Villa 24 hours of the day. He will not sleep on duty as some other people are doing. APC is sleeping on duty. That’s why there is hunger in the country. That is why there is insecurity. That is why there is economic hardship and people are not employed.
“The entire country has come together to place their confidence in your son to lead Nigeria out of hunger, out of deprivation and suffering. We are expecting 100 per cent votes from Adamawa State.”
Atiku , who spoke after Secondus, asked the Adamawa people to prove the acceptance of their own by giving him their votes.
Atiku said: “Today is my last day of campaign. I have not come here to campaign, but to say I have come home. The rest of Nigeria has campaigned for you by giving your son a ticket. What I want to say on your behalf is that we are grateful to all Nigerians for giving us the opportunity to elect the president from Adamawa State, from the Northeast.”
Atiku added that when the PDP led the country, there was unity and development and Nigerians lived a better life.
He said when APC took over, “it is unemployment, hunger, poverty and insecurity”.
He urged the people to vote for him and bid President Muhammadu Buhari good bye.
Adamawa State PDP governorship candidate Umaru Fintiri, who also spoke at the rally, urged the people to vote for Atiku, saying the vote would translate into national peace, unity, progress and empowerment for all.
Two former governors – Boni Haruna and Bala Ngilari – also spoke at the campaign.