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Yar’Adua anointed me president since 1993 –Atiku

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Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the February 16 , 2019 General Elections, Atiku Abubakar , on Thursday in Katsina said late Major General Shehu Musa Yar ’ Adua , anointed him for the position of Nigeria’ s President since 1993 .Atiku made the claim while addressing party stalwarts and supporters at the new Katsina Karakanda Stadium in continuation of his campaign .

The PDP presidential candidate , who spoke in Hausa , said , “ Late Shehu Yar ’ Adua had anointed me as Nigeria’ s President since 1993 . The complex nature of Nigeria ’ s politics would not make this to become a reality .

“ I appeal to you , katsinawa ( Katsina people ) to let late Yar ’ Adua ’ s wish for me become a reality . Vote for me so that hunger and poverty will be banished from Nigeria. Vote for Yakubu Lado as Katsina governor also so that our state ( Katsina ) will regain the developments that the APC has denied it since . ”

A former Katsina governor , Shehu Shema , who also spoke at the event , appealed to the electorate to vote for all the PDP candidates.

He declared , “ Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a person who can rule Nigeria now . The election is not about individual ; rather , the election is about voting for a right person who has the experience , the wherewithal to reunite Nigeria. Atiku Abubakar is the right person for the job . If you vote for him to become Nigeria’ s next President, he would banish hunger and poverty from the country; he will also ensure that Nigeria takes her rightful place in the comity of nations . ”

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PDP National Chairman , Uche Secondus, also in his address , admonished security chiefs not to allow themselves to be used as tools during the election .

Secondus said the APC was now confused and allegedly looking for ways to eliminate the PDP leaders .

“ Nigeria belongs to all of us and no amount of threats or intimidation should be allowed to twist the wish of Nigerians which is Atiku Abubakar as the country’ s next President . ”

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