Former Vice President and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has called in his supporters to be prepared for insults in the days leading to the 2019 general elections.
Atiku, a leading opposition to the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who gave the advise on his Twitter handle, however urged his followers to remain calm irrespective of views opposed to theirs.
According to Atiku, “Everyone who supports me, I ask you to conduct yourself respectfully, even with people who do not agree with you. There will be insults, falsehoods, threats and innuendo. Ignore them and stay focused on the task of rebuilding Nigeria.”
He said rather than being confrontational, everyone who believes in his presidential ambition and his agenda should let others know that he would be committed to bringing Nigeria back on track.
Atiku said: “Instead of insults, speak with facts. Let us all work together to get Nigeria working again. Let us remember to speak to everyone about the task we have in this election – to replace a government that has lost over 6 million jobs with one that will create new jobs.”
He reiterated that if elected, his administration “Will promote a policy of commercial agriculture and encourage cooperative societies among farmers to aggregate input and outputs, to make them wealthier.”