The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on his 75th birthday.
The party which described the Adamawa State-born politician as irrepressible democrat, said Nigeria would have been a better country if Atiku had emerged as president in the 2019 general election.
Tis was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan and obtained by PlatinumPost on Thursday.
The statement read in full : “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congratulates former Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, as he marks his 75th birthday.
” The PDP is proud of Atiku Abubakar as an irrepressible democrat, who remains untiring in his efforts and sacrifices towards the unity, stability and development of our dear nation.
” Atiku Abubakar is a remarkably committed leader, a strong epitome of our national cohesiveness, a statesman to the core and an excellent administrator, who spared nothing, as a leader and businessman, in the pursuit of the overall good of our nation.
” Indeed, the overwhelming support and solidarity he received from Nigerians across the divide in the 2019 general election is a resounding testimony of the confidence the people have in him as a leader.
” Moreover, the outcome of that election did not in any way diminish the trust Nigerians have on him and the PDP. If anything, Nigerians across board firmly, and rightly so, hold that our nation would have not been in dire straits we are today but for the unfortunate aftermath of that election.
“The PDP therefore congratulates Atiku Abubakar on this auspicious occasion and prays God to grant him many more years in good health to His glory and service of humanity.”