Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 25, 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed confidence that the opposition party will surmount its current challenges and bounce back into reckoning.
Atiku, who served as Nigeria’s Vice President (1999-2007), congratulated his party for not only surviving but also growing up to 25 years and making positive impact on Nigeria’s socio-economic and political development.
This was contained in a release signed by the media office in Abuja on Friday.
Atiku was quoted as saying that “the PDP is the progenitor of our contemporary democracy, and therefore, the party shall ensure that democracy does not only survive in Nigeria, but that the country thrives through it.
“Being one of the founding fathers of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, I take great pride in having participated in the process of nurturing the party from infancy to a deliberate agency of socio-political and economic development in Nigeria.
“In the 16 years that the PDP was at the helm of affairs in our country, the party offered quality leadership through various administrations.
“The achievements recorded in those 16 years have remained the benchmark for positive growth in our economy and other critical areas of our national life.
“Of course, the PDP took leading role in the deconstruction of military rule in Nigeria, and the peculiarities of our contemporary experiences both within Nigeria and other countries in Africa demand that the PDP should, once again, rise to the occasion in cancelling the economic hardship and other structural deficiencies that directly bear negatively on our people in the past nearly eight and half years.
“I have every confidence that the PDP will bounce back to give Nigerians a responsive government.”