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‘APC, Buhari jittery over Atiku’s acceptance in South East’ 


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the overwhelming acceptance accorded its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the South East is a manifestation of his acceptance across the country.

A statement by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday, pointed out that the rousing welcome accorded the former Vice President is a clear indication of the rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari in the South East geo-political zone.

It would be recalled that Atiku and his running mate, Peter Obi, had held a stakeholders meeting with Igbo leaders in Enugu on Wednesday.

The statement reads: “This acceptance demonstrates the settled resolve of Nigerians across board to vote out the incompetent President Muhammadu Buhari administration because of its manifest failures in governance.

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“The PDP is aware of how this acceptance has sent jitters to the APC and President Buhari having belied claims that Mr President and the APC were making inroads into the Southeast.

“With the assemblage of all leaders of note in every sector from all the five states of the Southeast receiving our candidate, it is settled that President Buhari and the APC do not have any support in the zone.

“This acceptance could not have been less significant because the Buhari-led APC administration has no achievement, of any sort, in the entire zone.

“The PDP commends the people of the Southeast and Nigerians in general for their courage in collectively resolving to rally with Atiku and our other candidates to rescue our nation from shackles of the Buhari administration and return her to the path of good governance, national cohesion and economic prosperity”.