Nigeria – Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming 2023 general elections, extended his congratulations to the PDP on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. He acknowledged the party’s positive impact on Nigeria’s socio-economic and political development and expressed optimism about its resurgence.
In a statement issued on Friday, Atiku Abubakar emphasized the PDP’s crucial role as a pioneer of contemporary democracy in Nigeria. He pledged the party’s commitment to ensuring the continued survival and flourishing of democracy in the country.
Atiku remarked, “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.”
As one of the founding fathers of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar took pride in his involvement in nurturing the party from its infancy to becoming a significant force for socio-political and economic development in Nigeria.
He highlighted the PDP’s accomplishments during its 16-year tenure in leadership, which set benchmarks for positive growth in the nation’s economy and other critical aspects of national life. Additionally, he recognized the PDP’s instrumental role in dismantling military rule in Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar expressed his confidence in the PDP’s ability to make a comeback and provide responsive governance to the Nigerian people. He stated, “I have every confidence that the PDP will bounce back to give Nigerians a responsive government.”
It is noteworthy that the PDP formerly held government leadership in Nigeria.