Ahead of next year’s election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration had taken Nigeria far off the course to unity and prosperity.
Atiku, in a statement by his campaign organization, Sunday, noted that for Nigeria to be great, it must be united and inclusive.
He added that for a country to be united, it must possess a leadership ready to work through the purpose.
The former Vice President described the upcoming general elections as a rescue mission to save the soul of the nation.
The statement read in part, “the ruling party, APC, has taken us adrift, and we are far off the course to the purpose of unity and prosperity.
“That is why you and I must work assiduously together to ensure that we Recover Nigeria.
“Saving the soul of Nigeria must begin with denying the APC your vote in 2023. They have failed us woefully and must be punished for that.
“But it’s not enough to vote out the APC. We must coalesce into the PDP – the only viable party that has the capacity to dislodge the failed ruling party”.
In an address to his campaign volunteers, Atiku said, “when you vote for the PDP, you would have voted for a party that has a history of uniting the country, with a guarantee of shared prosperity.”
He added, “So, please permit me to admonish you, again, to continue to mobilize more support among your family, friends and colleagues that will ensure that the PDP wins in the next general elections.
“Because, when the PDP wins, the victory is all ours”.