Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has asked the people of Edo State to vote “en masse” for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, in the forthcoming Saturday’s Governorship election.
Atiku stated this a few hours after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, said Obaseki does not deserve a single vote in the Saturday governorship election.
KanyiDaily recalls that Tinubu had begged Edo people to reject Governor Obaseki, saying the sitting governor does not deserve any democratic ballot paper because he was not part of democracy struggle.
However, reacting on his Twitter page, Atiku urged Edo voters to cast their votes for for Obaseki and to equally defend their votes.
“The democracy that we enjoy today was bought at a great price. We can only deepen and sustain it by respecting the sanctity of the ballot and necessary review of our electoral processes.
“As the great people of Edo State go to the polls to elect their governor this weekend, they need to be provided with a secured environment to cast their votes and be assured that their votes will count.
“I urge all duly registered voters of conscience and who truly care about the wellbeing of Edo to turn out en masse to cast and defend their vote for @GovernorObaseki.” He said.
KanyiDaily recalls that Tinubu had also described Obaseki as an errant, ill disciplined governor and a dictator, who has been contemptuous of the people of Edo state.