Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to choose economic growth over poverty.

Saraki said this in a statement issued to newsmen by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

The Senate President also said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) deserves to be kicked out of power.

Daily Post reports that he asked Nigerians to go beyond talking about the problems in Nigeria by coming out to vote.

Dr Bukola Saraki [Twitter/@bukolasaraki]

Saraki said “We have all seen how the last four years have gone. It is time for Nigerians across the nation to choose economic growth over poverty.

“Choose security over the growing and fast spreading insecurity; and choose competent leadership over leadership that is outdated.

“If you have ever questioned if Nigeria can be better, coming out to vote and bringing your friends and relatives who have PVCs out to vote next Saturday will be your answer.

“It is not enough to tweet about this government or share WhatsApp broadcasts, the time has come for all Nigerians to take their future in their hands and vote for visionary leaders, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, and the PDP slate of candidates who are promising a Better Nigeria and are ready to make Nigeria work again.

“The more people that come out to vote, the less likely it is for those that want to manipulate the results to do so — its a simple mathematics. It is the numbers of registered voters who failed to come out and vote that the riggers seek to manipulate in inflating votes for a candidate or group of candidates.

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“I urge you all, take this election seriously, and together, we can make history together by saving Nigeria’s future.”

The presidential election is scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 16, 2019.