Supplementary polls: Give PDP overwhelming support, Atiku begs voters


Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP), has asked voters to give the party “overwhelming
support” during the supplementary elections.


In a statement released on Thursday, Paul Ibe, Abubakar’s
media adviser, said his principal spoke in Yola, the capital of Adamawa.


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is
scheduled to conduct supplementary elections on Saturday.


The commission had declared the March 18 governorship
election in Adamawa and Kebbi states inconclusive.


The supplementary polls will also be conducted in five
senatorial districts, 31 federal constituencies, and 58 state constituencies
across the country.


Abubakar asked voters in the areas where the supplementary
polls will take place to “come out in large numbers” to cast their ballot for
the PDP.


The former vice-president specifically asked voters in
Adamawa and Kebbi to vote “overwhelmingly” for the PDP governorship candidates.

 “In both Adamawa and
Kebbi where supplementary elections shall be held on Saturday, I wish to make a
special appeal to the voters in the respective polling units where elections
shall be taking place to make sure that the PDP enjoys overwhelming support
through their votes,” Abubakar was quoted as saying.


“It is an established fact that the APC has failed the
people of this country and, especially, in Kebbi state, the more reason it is
incumbent on the electorate to vote them out and return the PDP.”


Abubakar came second in the February 25 presidential
election. He and his party, the PDP, are challenging the election outcome at
the tribunal.


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