Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, has urged Nigerians to come out and vote in Saturday’s rescheduled presidential election.

Atiku: Full text of what he said during Thursday's live broadcast

The former vice president made the call in a live broadcast via his social media channels.

“My message to you is simple, please come out and vote as this election is about your future and the future of our great nation.

“As you know this Saturday we have the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

“The reason we have elections is to allow us to have our voices heard on how we have been governed for the last four and who will govern us for the next four years.

“On March 28, 2015, we the people of Nigeria went to the polling unit only with our PVCs, yet we were able to remove an incumbent President from office, that made me be a very proud Nigerian and a very Democrat.

“I will be voting with mine on Saturday and I call on you all to please join me irrespective of who you will be voting for.

“God bless you and God, bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

Up against Atiku at the polls is President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress.