The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday addressed Nigerians and made a request ahead of the Presidential election that will hold on February 23.

Just like he did before the election was postponed, he again called on Nigerians to come out and vote. 

In the message, Atiku emphasised that the Permanent Voter Card was Nigerians power to make a choice of how the next four years would be. 

It was a live broadcast on Twitter and Facebook and he said: "My dear citizens of Nigeria, as you know, this Saturday, we have our presidential and National Assembly elections. The reason we have election is to allow us to have our voices heard on how we have been governed for the last four years and who will govern us for the next four years. 

"On March 28, 2015, we the people of Nigeria went to our polling units armed only with our PVCs and yet we were able to remove an incumbent president from office. 

"That made me very proud to be a Nigerian and very proud to be a democrat. 

"This Saturday, we will have the opportunity to do so again".

He then shared what he called a 'simple message to Nigerians'. 

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"My message to you is simple. 

"Please, come out and vote, as this election is about your future and the future of our great nation. On election day, we are all equal, as no single vote is more important than any other.  

"But if you do not vote, you will accepting that the next four years will be like the last. 

"The power to get Nigeria working again is in your Permanent Voter's Card.

"I will be voting with mine on Saturday and I call on you to please join me, irrespective of who you want to vote for. 

"God bless you and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria," the former vice president said.    

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