Members of the United Kingdom group, who are already in Nigeria to mobilise support for Atiku, said in a statement in Abuja that there was no reason to compare Atiku with President Muhammadu Buhari, who has failed to make any meaningful impact on any aspect of the nation's economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday made a veiled reference to a controversial comment by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, ahead of the general elections.
Buhari, who took power in a military coup in 1983 and was ousted in another coup before waiting nearly three decades to be eventually elected president, relies more on the government and public sector and is suspicious of investment, both domestic and foreign, says financial analyst Bismarck Rewane.
Scores of persons sustained various degrees of injuries and have been evacuated to hospital for treatment.
They said he (Atiku) represents a new generation of leadership necessary to take the country out of poverty and backwardness.
President Buhari assured the government and the people of Rivers State as well as the affected families of the support and prayers of the Federal Government during this hard time.
Conflicting death tolls are not unusual in Nigeria, although the authorities often issue lower numbers.
"We are also evolving measures to improve on crowd control at such events".
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Femi Majekodunmi, has predicted a landslide victory for President Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election scheduled for Saturday.
The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday urged party members to work hard and ensure they deliver minimum of three million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari on February 16.
"He is incredibly supportive and respectful of the committee's efforts, of the election process, and of the work being done to try to ensure a peaceful, free, fair, and transparent outcome".
Five people were killed during weekend clashes between supporters of the two main political parties in the southeast, police had confirmed on Monday.