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2019 Elections: 8 Things Saraki Said At 84th PDP NEC Meeting



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Nigeria’s Senate President and DG of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign, Bukola Saraki at the 84th National Executive Council meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Atiku Abubakar handshake with Bukola Saraki

Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki

Below are 8 takeaways from Saraki’s statements at the meeting;

1. On PDPs Campaign Message
“Nigerians are tired of insecurity, unemployment and poverty. Nobody wants to be insecure, unemployed or poor. This is why our message has resonated across the country.”

2. On Nigeria’s Democracy
“We should not ruin this democracy because of the ambition of one man.”

3. On Voter Turn-Out
“We have 4 more days to go. I want to appeal to Nigerians: do not let them frustrate you. When there is a low turn out, they can rig, but if you come out to vote, they cannot rig.”

4. On PDP Being Against Rigging
“PDP is against election rigging. The law must apply to people that rig. We in the PDP stand against election rigging, we oppose election rigging, but we are also against jungle justice and disregard of the rule of law.”

5. What Sort of Nigeria do Nigerians Want?
“When you come out to vote on Saturday, do you want a Nigeria that that adheres to the rule of law, or do you want a Nigeria that is governed by jungle justice.”

6. On Coming Out to Vote on February 23rd
“I want to appeal to Nigerians, their plan is to have low turn out and frustrate you. Please come out again and vote for Atiku that will make the country better. On Saturday, when you come out to vote, vote for Nigeria.”

7. On INEC and APCs ‘Nollywood’ Meeting
“INEC, we know that they do not want you to hold that election on Saturday, but we want you to hold that election on Saturday… The Nollywood APC meeting Yesterday was because they don’t want elections on Saturday, but we want elections on Saturday, Nigerians want elections on Saturday, the world wants elections on Saturday.”

8. On Atiku Abubakar
“As they say, when your time has come, your time has come, President Atiku Abubakar, your time has come!

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