Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has asked Nigerians not to reward the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for their failures by rejecting them at the polls.
Atiku in a statement described next year’s election as a national rescue mission, adding that citizens owe Nigeria a duty to vote in the election and that every ballot cast in that election should count as a referendum on the ruling APC.
He said, “Dear compatriot, I have said this before and I am repeating it here: the next year’s election is a national rescue mission. As citizens of this great country, we owe Nigeria a duty to vote in the election and every ballot cast in that election should count as a referendum on the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“My idea about politics is that it is a system of processes that seeks to organise a society towards a common good. But what the APC has done with us as a country in the past 7 years is a direct opposite of that.”
He added that in the 16 years that PDP governed the country, not a single day came with a nightmare that the APC has continued to make Nigerians live through.
“Taking Nigeria out of the cesspit that the APC has thrown us into will require a leadership with forthrightness and a clear vision to chart a new direction into a future of prosperity and peace – the very mantra of our anthem. We should not reward the APC for their failures and we should reject a discredited leadership with no clear agenda,” he said.