By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as an outstanding nationalist, a vital national democratic icon and one of the foremost leading lights of the nation.
The PDP, in a congratulatory message to mark Atiku’s 74th birthday, said the politician remains a remarkable leader who embodies the nation’s collective quest for national cohesion, equity and justice.
The party also credited the Adamawa born PDP chieftain with strides in political stability, constitutional order, true federalism, economic empowerment, particularly for our youths, free market economy as well as wealth creation for a prosperous nation, in line with the manifesto of the PDP.
A statement on Wednesday, signed by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said, “Atiku Abubakar’s success in business and entrepreneurship as well as his achievements as the Chairman of the National Economic Council, in lifting our economy while serving as Vice President under the Obasanjo administration, amply demonstrates the capacity of our nation to economically excel in the hands of good managers.
“Indeed, such credentials informed the overwhelming support by Nigerians in their manifest determination to elect him as their President in the 2019 election but for the obvious manipulations witnessed in that election.
“The PDP therefore joins family members, millions of compatriots as well as friends, associates and the international community in celebrating Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on this auspicious occasion and prays God to bless him with many more years of selfless service to our dear fatherland and humanity in general.”
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