The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday urged the people of Edo State to vote wisely and defend their votes as they go to the poll on Saturday.
Atiku, a former vice president, on his Facebook page advised them to vote for PDP candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
He called for a secured environment for the people of the state to cast their votes, and ensure that their votes will count.
He said; “The democracy that we enjoy today was bought at a great price. We can only deepen and sustain it by respecting the sanctity of the ballot and necessary review of our electoral processes.
“As the great people of Edo State go to the polls to elect their governor this weekend, they need to be provided with a secured environment to cast their votes and be assured that their votes will count.
“I urge all duly registered voters of conscience and who truly care about the wellbeing of Edo to turn out enmasse to cast and defend their vote for Governor Obaseki. #DemocracyDay2020”.
Obaseki is contesting against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.