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Saturday, 9 February 2019

2019 Poll: PDM Endorses Atiku, Says, He’ll Get Nigeria Working Again

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The Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, a pressure group founded by the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, on Thursday, endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar ahead of the February 16th election.

PDM endorsed Atiku after a meeting which held in Abuja.
The group, in a statement signed by Dapo Sarumi, its chairman, among others, expressed confidence in Atiku’s ability to “get Nigeria working again”
It also called on the nation’s security operatives to be impartial, especially regarding the elections.
The PDM was formed in 1987 under the able leadership of Yar’Adua “to be the conscience and voice of the masses.”
The group said, “After careful observation of the socio-economic situation in the country, we have come to the inevitable conclusion of endorsing the candidate of the PDP former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar as our consensus candidate.
PDM also urged Nigerians to “look at the condition of the country today in relation to the economy, unemployment, foreign affairs, and other sectors and vote overwhelmingly for Atiku.
The statement lists other resolutions reached by the group to include: “That politician should refrain from making insidious statements and anyone caught going against this should be duly prosecuted.
“That we demand of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) complies strictly with the provisions of the relevant laws in its conduct of the upcoming series of elections.
“That election monitor groups and other watchdog agencies in the conduct of the election must conduct themselves above board and ensure a hitch-free election on February 16 and on March 2, 2019.
“That Voters should as well conduct themselves in an orderly manner by casting their votes and be willing to stand to protect their votes.”


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