The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, congratulated former Vice- president and presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 general election,
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, on the attainment of the milestone age of 74 years.
In a statement, National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was an “outstanding nationalist, a vital national democratic icon and one of the foremost leading lights of our nation.”
He further stated that “Atiku Abubakar remains a remarkable leader who embodies our nation’s collective quest for national cohesion, equity and justice, 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 party.”
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 the economy while serving as Vice President under the Obasanjo administration, amply demonstrated the capacity of the 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,” National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan.
The PDP said it joined his 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 the fatherland and humanity in general.”