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 . ”
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 . ”