Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie, has claimed she opted not to celebrate her birthday on Wednesday in solidarity with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 election.
She, however, called for prayers in order for Atiku to reclaim his allegedly stolen mandate in court.
According to the veteran actress, after many years of Independence, Nigerians deserve better than what they are getting from the current administration.
She wrote on her Instagram page yesterday: “TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY but I am not celebrating it, JUST MARKING it because NOTHING to CELEBRATE for.
“I feel that after so many years of independence, NIGERIA deserves better. EVERY RIGHT THINKING NIGERIAN should be WORRIED about what we are PASSING THROUGH today.
“The last general elections were the worst ever in the history of this country, INEC had enough time and resources to give Nigerians free and fair elections but what HAPPENED?
“The most CONTROVERSIAL is the PRESIDENTIAL election which is now generating enough HEAT.
“The only birthday gift I need from my numerous fans across the globe is prayer so that now that President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar at headed for the tribunals, let the truth be told so that there will be peace and harmony in the country.
“Therefore, I DEDICATE my BIRTHDAY to my BOSS, ATIKU ABUBAKAR, for the truth to be told so that he will RECLAIM his MANDATE.”