I doubt my vote will count — Atiku
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded Presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, voted in Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Adamawa State with expression of loss of faith in the electoral process.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in penultimate Saturday’s presidential election Atiku Abubakar voted in Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly election in Adamawa State not convinced his vote will count.
Atiku, who voted about 12.30 pm at his Ajiya Ward in Yola North local government area, said the low turnout was evident of loss of faith in the electoral process by the people.
He claimed the elections of two weeks ago were marred by irregularities.
“Suddenly, I’m not convinced that my vote will count. You can see a very low voter turnout. I believe the last elections were marred by a lot of malpractices,” Atiku said.
Atiku, who had arrived his 012 polling unit at 12.26 pm to shouts of ‘Never give up’ from his supporters, urged the supporters to keep faith with him, even as he quipped that the electoral process “has no faith.”
Responding to the question of how to rectify the situation, he said: “It requires the coming together of all Nigerians and the leadership to be able to redress all the challenges we face in the last elections.”
Expressing another source of worry, Atiku said: “I particularly abhor the participation of the military in electoral process. It’s absolutely unconstitutional and unlawful.”
Asked how optimistic he was, he said, “I have always been optimistic.”
As his supporters hailed “Sai Waziri. Buhari Must Go” as the Waziri Adamawa left his polling unit to return to his house.