THE Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has today congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of the Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary.
The PDP flagbearer said this in a terse statement issued by his Media Office on Friday in Abuja, to celebrate the 2022 Independence anniversary, while giving Nigerians the assurance that Nigeria will rise again.
The former vice president also added that the Independence Day celebration should be seen as an occasion that will revive the citizens’ consciousness towards the promotion of unity in the country.
“The democracy that we have is the requisite antidote to the current challenges that we face.
“Though Nigeria is beset with challenges that range from inadequacies of our economic plans to cover a large percentage of our people who live below the poverty line to security skirmishes that daily threaten the safety of lives and property of Nigerians, the root cause of these problems is traceable to the increasing lack of unity amongst us.
“However, I assure that as one people and under the canopy of one country sharing in one future, we will surmount our challenges and enthrone the Nigeria of our dreams,” Atiku Abubakar said.
He also charged all Nigerians to ensure that they work in unity and patriotism ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
“Nigerians should elect leaders who are individuals with proven track records of being protagonists of unity and peace.
“I believe that when we fix the issues that continue to compromise our national unity, we would invariably fix issues that upset our peace and security and subsequently create an environment that can encourage economic prosperity”, Abubakar said.