Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday described next month's presidential election as a war between the elites and the masses.
Speaking at the Abakaliki township stadium in Ebonyi during the APC presidential campaign, Oshiomhole said Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is working for foreign interests.
He added that Atiku who wrote letters to United Kingdom, Unites States and European Union, was appealing to western sentiment angling to take over Nigeria’s economy.
“The right to defend Nigeria’s sovereignty is not negotiable,” he said.
Oshiomhole noted that Atiku’s deference to western interest would have a negative effect on the economy and impoverish the people.
He called on the voters reject Atiku, saying foreign nations can not impose a leader on Nigerians while maintaining that President Muhammadu Buhari’s policies including TraderMoni are pro-poor.
For his part, Buhari thanked Ebonyi people for trooping out en masse, saying they have demonstrated that they cannot be bought.
He urged the people to vote for him to continue with the “good work” his administration has started.
“What this administration is doing and what it will continue to do, if you vote me back is to make sure we realize the potential of our people and the resources God has given us to make life better for this country, for our future generations,” he said.
He declared that in all the positions he has held in the country, he has never been convicted of corruption.
“I can assure you that I, as the president today has never been in a position of abusing trust,” he said.
“As a governor of the whole six north eastern states, as minister of petroleum for over three years and as a former head of state. I was arrested, detained, investigated but they never found anything against me.”