Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday led governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party to the grand finale of the campaign rally of the party’s candidate, Oseloka Obaze for the Anambra State gubernatorial election.

The governors that attended the rally held at the All Saint field Onitsha included Gov Ayodele Fayose of EKiti; Nyesome Wike of Rivers; Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Dave Umanyi of Ebonyi as well as governors of Abia,Taraba, Gombe and Deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state.

Jonathan at the rally called on Nigerians to defend democracy.

According to Jonathan, “we must all collectively, defend democracy; elections should be free and fair; do what you can to make democracy succeed.”

He urged the people of Anambra State to vote for Obaze because he will bring development to the state, adding, “Obaze is enterprising, he has a lot to offer the people and he will ensure good governance.”

The former President used the occasion to thank Nigerians, especially, the people of South East for their support to him and the PDP stating, “Anambra State remains a PDP State, founding fathers of the party are from Anambra State."

In his remark, the former governor of the state, Peter Obi said that Obiano was a mistake and bad market which Anambra State people should correct in the forthcoming election.

“Obiano is a mistake and bad market we made which must be corrected by voting Obaze in Saturday’s election. We should ask him what happened to the N75 billion left in the state account and N192 allocation. Obiano said there is no need of saving money, he sold Anambra State house in Lagos State, let’s vote him out” Obi stated.

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Also speaking on the occasion, Governor Wike advised PDP members in Anambra State to defend their votes in order to stop the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government from rigging tomorrow’s governorship election in favour of their unpopular candidate, saying that the APC could only rig if the Anambra people allow them.

“If you don’t defend your votes, you have yourself to blame. They can only rig if you allow them. Don’t allow them,” the Rivers State governor said.

He also said that the PDP members should disregard the claim by the APC-led Federal Government that it would not rig the election, pointing out that rigging was their principal scheme.

“Stay at the polling units. Monitor your votes. Defend your votes on November 18. Make sure your votes count,” Wike added, just as he urged them to emulate the resistance of Rivers people, who stopped the APC-led Federal Government from rigging the rerun elections in the state.

Responding, the PDP candidate, Obaze said he was humbled by the overwhelming support of the party and people of the state and called on them to come out en mass to vote for him on Saturday.

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