The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the “mammoth crowd of supporters” that received its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar at the North-West Presidential zonal rally in Sokoto State was an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari has been rejected by Nigerians.
PDP said the crowd was a clear demonstration that “Nigerians, across the board, have reached a consensus to vote Atiku in as the next president of our country.”
In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said people of the North West showed patriotism by rejecting Buhari.
The statement reads, “The campaign council appreciates and commends the courage and show of patriotism by the people of the North- West in rejecting President Buhari and sectional politics to support Atiku Abubakar, in keeping with the collective quest to unify our nation and revamp our ailing economy.
“Atiku Abubakar’s acceptance by the North-West establishes the common feeling among Nigerians that he embodies a practical solution to the myriad of problems brought upon our nation by Muhammadu Buhari’s
incompetent, divisive, repressive and insensitive administration.
“The massive reception expresses the confidence of the North-West in Atiku Abubakar’s proven pro-poor stance; his standing affinity with the down-trodden and his demonstrated competence, capacity and political
will to revamp our economy, end starvation, sectional acrimony, human rights abuse and humongous corruption, which the Buhari administration
has unleashed on our nation in the last three and half years.
“We, therefore, urge the people of the North-West
and Nigerians in general, to continue to stand in unity in their resolution to vote for Atiku Abubakar as the next President and free our nation from the clutches of his misrule.”