The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has on Wednesday, congratulated former Vice President and 2019 Presidential Candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, on the occasion of his 74th birthday,
While describing the celebration as a milestone, the PDP also said in a statement in Abuja, by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, that Atiku “is an outstanding nationalist, a vital national democratic icon, and one of the foremost leading lights of our nation”.
The statement read: “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 our great party.
“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 said that it therefore, joins family members, millions of compatriots, as well as friends, associates, and the international community, in celebrating Abubakar on this auspicious occasion, and prayed for more of God’s blessing for him, “with many more years of selfless service to our dear fatherland, and humanity in general”.