The Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki is confident that the PDP will be victorious in the coming February 16 election. Yesterday, he said that with the multiple endorsement of his party’s presidential candidate by a coalition of Pan-Nigerian political and socio-cultural groups, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s victory is on the horizon.
Saraki, who is the Director-General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council spoke while reacting to the joint endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Pan-Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF), Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Afenifere, and Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
He further stated that Nigerians know that President Muhammadu Buhari’s has mismanaged the economy, worsened insecurity across the nation and encouraged and nurtured corruption from within his government. He said that all this has put the President’s claim of integrity and anti-corruption stance to question.
He said Atiku would win the election and backed his assertion with the scientific forecasts by the London Economist Intelligence Unit and the William and Associates team. Saraki urged Nigerians to vote wisely.
He said: “The endorsements are like tonic to the works of the campaign organisations to intensify our efforts as it is a testament that we are employing the right approach and techniques to market our candidates to Nigerians. We have been able to change the narratives. We have debunked a lot of lies and rumors being peddled around against our candidate and Nigerians are much more informed now.
“The ruling party knows that they could no longer deceive Nigerians because we have allowed the people know that they are all pretenders with their claims of credibility and anti-corruption posture.”
Socio-political organisations in the country, including NEF, PANDEF, MBF, Afenifere, and Ohanaeze had on Sunday endorsed Atiku.
Prof. Ango Abdullahi, Chief Edwin Clark, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief John Nwodo and Dr. Bitrus Pogu spoke on behalf of their groups. They urged Nigerians to vote for Atiku because he would bring the change desired by the country.
A field work conducted by Williams and Associates, revealed that Atiku will defeat Buhari in the February 16 presidential election. A forecast by the Economist Intelligence Unit in Africa had revealed that Atiku would defeat Buhari when they clash at the presidential poll next week.