PDP Presidential Rally: Atiku Storms Rivers, Today …Kano Has Fallen -Secondus …High Turn Out ‘ll Check Vote Rigging -Saraki


Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopeful, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his vice, Peter Obi will storm Port Harcourt today as part of their nationwide campaign tour.
Director and Head of Publicity of the state PDP campaign, Barrister Emma Okah in a statement yesterday said the campaign would be “The Mother of all rallies,” as he called on party supporters and lovers of Atiku to join in welcoming the presidential candidate.
Atiku’s visit to Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State is expected to be one of the last leg of campaigns ahead this Saturday’s presidential election.
Since the beginning of the campaign early this month, the former vice president has garnered huge support across the country.
His visit to Katsina, which is Buhari’s home state drew thousands of party followers and admirers such that the stadium and many streets in the capital were shut down.
The same was recorded in Kano yesterday when the Atiku/Obi presidential campaign arrived the ancient city believed to be the stronghold of APC.
PDP’s National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus while speaking at the Kano rally yesterday said, “Kano has fallen, Kano is now 100 percent PDP.”
Secondus said the myth and belief that Kano was the stronghold of Buhari has been shattered with the huge crowd at the Kano stadium.
The PDP National Chairman further assured that, “You cannot come to Kano to rig election again…what we see here today is like a revolution and the people have agreed that they will vote for the PDP.”
Secondus assured the people of Kano that bad times were over with Atiku as president, saying “a vote for the PDP will put food on your table.”
Meanwhile, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku has assured that the PDP would not make vain promises as the APC did in 2015 to deceive the people.
Speaking in Katsina last weekend, Atiku said he would return peace to Katsina and provide jobs for the youths.
Meanwhile, the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has revealed the only way the presidential election slated for February 16 can be rigged.
In a short video clip on his twitter handle, yesterday, Saraki explained that election on Saturday can be rigged only when the electorate don’t show up in their large numbers at the polling units.
He further called on youths across the country to ensure they go to the various polling units and cast their vote, adding that future of the nation lies in their hands.
Saraki, who is also the Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, urged the youths not to consider ignoring the polls as an option.
He said: “This message is to our youths. With over 40 per cent of registered voters, you can decide the direction of our country through your votes.
“You may not be entirely satisfied with the political process, but not voting is not an option.
“You have started the process by collecting your PVCs, you must follow through and vote next Saturday.
“Today, all over the world, your generation decides who leads their various countries; Nigeria must not be different. You guys are hardworking, innovative and patriotic, so you must play a role in deciding who leads us for the next four years.”
“Come Saturday, February 16, you must come out en mass and vote. To sit at home is not an option. You have a big say in your future only if you vote.
“The purported reports that the elections might be rigged can only happen when electorates don’t show up at the polling units.”
Meanwhile, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians who have collected their permanent voter cards to exercise their civic responsibility by voting their preferred candidates in the Saturday’s general elections.
A statement signed on Saraki’s behalf by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, highlighted several reasons why Nigerians need to participate massively in the forthcoming elections.
According to the statement, “We have all seen how the last four years have gone. It is time for Nigerians across the nation to choose economic growth over poverty; choose security over the growing and fast spreading insecurity; and choose competent leadership over leadership that is outdated.
“If you have ever questioned if Nigeria can be better, coming out to vote with your friends and relatives who have PVCs next Saturday will be your answer.