Posted by Usman A. Bello, Benin | 3 February 2019 | 1,068 times
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are importing foreigners from Niger and Chad Republics to rig the presidential election on February 16.
Atiku who stated this in Benin during his party's presidential campaign rally urged party members to protect their votes by not allowing rigging.
“You have seen how they are bringing people from the neighbouring countries of Niger and Chad. They want to use them to rig the February 16 election, they are coming into your country to turn you to slaves, so you should not allow it,” he said.
“I appeal to you to vote for PDP and after voting, you should stay there till they count the votes because if you leave, they will cheat you and rig the election and if you allow them, they are rigging your future,” he said.
He assured that 70 percent of his cabinet, if elected, would be young men and women, saying that he is the bridge between the old generation and younger generation.
“If you look at the registered voters today, 70 percent are young men and young women and this means that we have to prepare you to take over leadership of this country and also have a meaningful career so that you will succeed in whatever you want to do,” he said.
According to Atiku, APC has already destroyed the country as this is the first time we are having 31 million people out of job.
“We are not like APC, you know what the PDP has done for this country. When we came in 1999, oil was $11 and we saved money to pay our debt, brought GSM technology and everything to this country. We want to continue on that part of prosperity, so you must vote for us."
On his part, the PDP national chairman Uche Secondus, warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to use the Internally Displaced Persons to rig the election.
According to him, if the presidential election is rigged, there would be chaos in the country. He urged party faithfuls to be vigilant. (Daily Trust)
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