Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has pleaded with his supporters to keep the hope alive in the face of the judicial process to reclaim his mandate.
In a personal letter, issued today, September 20, Atiku said: “even if there is little or nothing you can do to ensure that justice is done in Nigeria, just believe that it will happen. Let us never underestimate the effect of our belief in Nigeria.”
According to him, it is for patriotic reasons, that he is pursuing the judicial route to ensure that the votes of Nigerians count and are counted.
The PDP flag bearer said that those who do not want this as Nigeria’s reality, will use every trick in the book to undermine, discourage, misinform and mislead, “but with God’s help and the support of Nigerians, we will ensure that Nigeria makes a course correction away from tyranny and towards democracy.
“We must return to being Africa’s bastion of democracy, where the rights to Freedom of Speech and Freedom after the Speech, are guaranteed. We must stand together to pursue this just cause all the way, so that our judiciary are not afraid to do their jobs and have to be wary of blackmail, intimidation, and victimisation.”
He asked all Nigerians to continue their support for the recourse to constitutional order via the courts even as reminded everyone “that we will all die and give account of our lives to our Creator.”