Election Postponement: Remain Peaceful In Face of Provocation by Atiku Abubakar

By Tony Edike on 16/02/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 9,381

Atiku
Atiku

Dear citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 

As you know, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced a postponement of the elections until 23 February and 9 March respectively.

The Buhari administration has had more than enough time and money to prepare for these elections and the Nigerian people were poised and ready to perform their civic responsibility by voting in the elections earlier scheduled for Saturday, 16 February, 2019. 

This postponement is obviously a case of the hand of Esau but the voice of Jacob. By instigating this postponement, the Buhari administration hopes to disenfranchise the Nigerian electorate in order to ensure that turn out is low on the rescheduled date. Nigerians must frustrate their plans by coming out in even greater numbers on Saturday, 23 February and Saturday, 9 March respectively.

Knowing that the Nigerian people are determined to reject them, they are desperate and will do anything in their power to avoid their rejection by the Nigerian people. 

Their plan is to provoke the public, hoping for a negative reaction, and then use that as an excuse for further anti-democratic acts.

As such, I call on all Nigerians to be patient. We have tolerated the maladministration of this government for four years. We can extend our tolerance a few more days and give them our verdict via our votes.

Maintain the peace and be law abiding. Do not react to this provocation with anger, violence or any action that might be exploited by those who do not want this election to hold. Remain calm. We will overcome this. You can postpone an election, but you cannot postpone destiny.

Please come out to vote on Saturday, 23 February and Saturday, 9 March respectively. Frustrate those who do not want this election to hold by coming out in very large numbers. That is the best antidote to their plans. 

May God bless you and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Atiku Abubkar

Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party

Posted 16/02/2019 08:11:08 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
I’m ‘Dead Scared’ of COVID-19, Amaechi says as...

Anti-corruption: Gov. Ugwuanyi lauds Buhari, EFCC

I did not insult Yoruba —Wike

Man climbs Mast to commit suicide, seeks TB...

Election Petition: Ekweremadu floors APC's Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu

11 COVID-19 deaths recorded as Nigeria confirms 1,016...

Buhari nominates Okonjo-Iweala to replace Agah for WTO...

Enugu airport runway for completion by August 30,...

El-Zakzaky’s wife contracts COVID-19 in detention

How Presidential panel quizzed Magu for six hours...

Nigerian striker Onuachu tests positive for COVID-19

YOU LOST, NOT TRUMP!

 

Latest News Over 300 students trapped as AMCON takes over school in Enugu El-Zakzaky’s wife contracts COVID-19 in detention SEEDS OF DESTINY JAN 22, 2021: THE PRACTICALITY OF LIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BREAKING: Gambo Jimeta, ex-Nigeria Police IG is dead President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech YOU LOST, NOT TRUMP! Biden inauguration: New US president sworn in amid Trump snub Kamala Harris becomes first female, first black and first Asian-American VP FG, States and LGAs share N619.343bn for December, 2020 Hoodlums invade legislative sitting, attack councillors in Bayelsa We look forward to working with President Biden, VP Kamala Harris — Buhari Biden reverses Trump’s Visa Ban on Nigeria, other Countries

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (42,505 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (28,009 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (21,650 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (19,596 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (19,166 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (18,887 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (18,502 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (18,328 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (16,705 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (15,771 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (15,619 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (15,458 views)

 

SECTIONS FAITH (49) EDITORIAL (14) NEWS (4,409) POLITICS (478) SOCIETY (124) SPORTS (40) BUSINESS (339) HEALTH (47) EDUCATION (40) ENTERTAINMENT (31) INTERNATIONAL (130) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (30) LETTERS (3) OPINION (27)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.