The Peoples Democratic Movement, a pressure group founded by the late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The group endorsed Atiku as its choice presidential candidate after a meeting which held in Abuja on Thursday.
“After a careful observation of the socio-economic situation in the country, we have come to the inevitable conclusion of endorsing the candidate of the PDP former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar as our consensus candidate,” it said in a communique signed by Dapo Sarumi, its chairman, among others.
The group expressed confidence in the ability of Atiku to “get Nigeria working again ”
It also urged Nigerians to “look at the condition of the country today in relation to the economy, unemployment, foreign affairs and other sectors and vote overwhelmingly for Atiku.
Also known as Yar’Adua Political Family, PDM called on the nation’s security operatives to be impartial, especially regarding the elections.
The communique lists other resolutions reached by the group to include: “That politicians should refrain from making insidious statements and anyone caught going against this should be duly prosecuted.
“That we demand of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) complies strictly with the provisions of the relevant laws in its conduct of the upcoming series of elections.
“That election monitor groups and other watchdog agencies in the conduct of the election must conduct themselves above board and ensure a hitch-free election in February 16 and on March 2, 2019.
“That Voters should as well conduct themselves in orderly manner by casting their votes and be willing to stand to protect their votes.”
The group was formed in 1987 under the able leadership of Yar’Adua “to be the conscience and voice of the masses.”