From: Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
The Wife of the former Vice President, Hajia Titi Abubakar said Atiku has urged Nigerians not to mortgage their future but vote rightly during the next week’s presidential election.
She gave this advice yesterday in Makurdi, Benue State capital during the Peoples ‘ Democratic Party, PDP Women Presidential Campaign rally.
According to her, Atiku remains the only presidential candidate that has the capacity to turn things around for the good of the country.
She said that as a former vice president, he had a full grasp of the challenges of the country and solutions to them.
‘’He is a job creator, an Economist, an Educationist and a philanthropist who has a lot of compassion for the country. He wants Nigeria to start working again that explains why he is vying for the position.
‘’I urge you to vote out the All Progressives Congress, APC and vote in the PDP. Do not allow members of the APC to deceive you. Do not mortgage your votes.
‘’If you mortgage your votes, you are automatically mortgaging your future and that of your children and your unborn generations. A vote for PDP is a vote for development at all levels,’’ she said.
Former Speaker, Benue Assembly, Mrs Margaret Icheen, said that Governor Samuel Ortom and his wife have worked assiduously for the victory of the party in the state at all levels.
Icheen said that all the PDP candidates from the president to the house of assembly would be victorious during the polls.
The wife of the former Senate President, Mrs Helen Mark, said that with the support given PDP so far, Atiku and other PDP candidates could go to sleep but victory would smile at them during the polls.
She further said that Atiku would run an inclusive government where all and sundry would be given a sense of belonging.
‘’He would ensure that the dividends of democracy trickled down to all Nigerians irrespective of party and religious affiliations,’’ she said.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue corroborated Mrs. Abubakar that Atiku is the only presidential candidate with the capacity to liberate the country from ignorance, disease and the like.
‘’He had been tested and trusted. As a result of this and other sundry reasons, Benue people are prepared to vote him en masse. Benue remains for him and other PDP candidates,’’ he said.
The governor further said that insecurity is the topmost challenge the country and State is bedeviled with in recent times.
He, however, expressed confidence in the ability of Atiku to fix the challenge when he becomes the president.
He noted that development cannot take place in a chaotic environment hence the need to nip insecurity in the state in the bud to pave way for development.
He said that nobody would be given the chance to rig election in the state no matter the circumstances, stressing that every vote must count.
Also, Arc. Yemisi Suswam, wife to the former governor of the state, urged the people to ensure that they vote for all PDP candidates during the general elections, adding that they should also guard their votes against manipulations.
The Wife of the Benue Governor, Mrs Eunice Ortom, informed Mrs. Abubakar that the Benue women were full of hope having seen the blue print of her husband, Atiku.