As the 2019 presidential election gets closer, the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has intensify its campaign to send incumbent president and candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, back to Daura.
The PDP’s Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is leading that charge when he asked the people of Jigawa State to cast their votes for him, and not for President Muhammadu Buhari, who he alleged is not a real Fulani man.
Atiku who stated this during a campaign rally in the State, told his audience that Buhari is not “a full-fledged Fulani man, because he cannot speak Fulfulde”, the native language of the Fulanis.
He went further to tell the crowd at the rally ground, that “a real Fulani man would not drag his followers into extreme poverty, like what is happening under the APC administration.”
On projects he will carry out in Jigawa if elected as President, Atiku said that he will execute three projects as requested by a former Governor of the State, Sule Lamido.
The projects are the dredging of Hadejia River valley, construction of Gaya-Jahun to Kafin Hausa road, and the construction of Kwanar Dumawa to Babura road.
Speaking, Lamido called on the electorate, to ensure they cast their vote for the PDP Presidential Candidate. He told them that the coming election is “between competence and incompetence, genuine civilian Candidate (Atiku), and fake civilian Candidate (Buhari).”
The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, who was also at the event, expressed his gladness at the crowd, that gathered for the rally, saying that, it was overwhelming. According to him, it has been the same “at all the venues of our campaign, and Jigawa State is not an exception. It is based on this that we are warning (the Independent National Electoral Commission) INEC, against any attempt to manipulate this year’s elections.”
#AtikuInJigawa #PDPJigawaRally pic.twitter.com/MSowa0xXmt
— Gomez (@Gomez_Nsude) January 22, 2019
Recall that, thousands of jubilant supporters had received Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his large entourage when his campaign trail hit Dutse, capital of Jigawa, on Monday.
Today in Jigawa ? #PDPJigawaRally
Issa Goal For @atiku Our incoming President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.#BetterNigeria #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain@YouthsForAtiku @OfficialPDPNig pic.twitter.com/Kmr7IZ6Wv8
— Grace Okagbare (@Okagbare01) January 21, 2019
That was his first campaign rally since he returned from the United States on Saturday.
Atiku was accompanied by Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sule Lamido, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and other top leaders of the party.
VIDEO: Jigawa catches the #Atikulated buzz @atiku spreading across Nigeria. #PDPJigawaRally #BetterNigeria pic.twitter.com/GuDD2SHnIP
— Paul Ibe (@omonlakiki) January 21, 2019
The massive reception received by the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari comes as the General Overseer of Save the World Love Evangelical Ministry, Asaba, Delta State, Apostle Little-David Foc, predicted his victory in the February 16, 2019, Presidential election.
The Asaba-based Cleric, who made 27 predictions in his ‘new year’s prophecies for 2019’, admonished Nigerians not to treat his prophecies with levity. He said: “Nigerians should not be afraid, because this year is a better and brighter year to recover all they lost. The incumbent President will do everything possible, with the human capacity, to retain the Presidency, but, God has said Atiku Abubakar is the chosen one. He will emerge victorious. His victory will be a great surprise to many”.
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