@74: Atiku, a foremost leading light of Nigeria, says PDP

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The People Democratic Party PDP has congratulated the Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar who attained the age of 74years today, described him as an outstanding nationalist, a vital national democratic icon and one of the foremost leading lights of Nigeria.

In a statement released by the party spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday, the party celebrated Atiku, Presidential candidate of the great party in 2019 general election and one of the founding fathers of the party (PDP).

“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, remains a remarkable leader who embodies the nation’s collective quest for national cohesion, equity and justice, political stability.

“Also 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 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 the 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 party said.

PDP joined family members, millions of compatriots as well as friends, associates and the international community in celebrating Alhaji Atiku on this auspicious occasion and prayed God to bless him with many more years of selfless service to humanity.

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