Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has presented the presidential candidate of the All Progressive sCongress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), with some of the daunting needs of the embattled people of the North-east.
Atiku, who waited for hours before Buhari arrived the campaign rally, assured the presidential candidate that he would sweep the votes from North -east and North-west geopolitical regions of the country in the Saturday presidential poll.
Addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters of the party during the North-east zonal rally on Tuesday night at the Ibrahim Babangida Square in Bauchi, the former vice-president said nothing would stop Buhari from replicating the electoral feat which he achieved in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 polls this time around.
Atiku, who spoke in his capacity as the APC leader in the North-east, said support for the APC on Saturday from the two geo-political zones ranked second and third as geo-polical zones with the highest number of registered voters would help see Buhari coasting to victory after the poll.
He expressed concern over the backwardness of the North-east geo-political zone, adding that it was incumbent on the supporters to elect Buhari who has the capacity to redress the multifaceted problems afflicting them.
“Let me assure Buhari that he doesn’t need to campaign here. This is his home, this is his base. We will repeat the support he got from our electorate in the past three elections that he contested. Our people are suffering; the North-east zone is the most backward in the country. It is the area where our people need to go to schools, they need electricity, they need hospitals and roads. We need Buhari to come and help our suffering masses,” he said.