Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called for stakeholders’ collective efforts, towards victory in the 2023 general election.
Atiku said this at the inauguration of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in Abuja.
He promised to address Nigeria’s numerous challenges, if eventually elected as Nigeria’s president in 2023.
“But all hope is not lost. We have a plan to address these issues and to arrest the drift of our nation. These plans have been laid our in the document titled ‘my covenant with Nigerians’.
“Our plans for Nigeria and Nigerians are as follows: to restore Nigeria’s unity through equity, social justice, mutual collaboration, and consensus among our diverse peoples.
“To build a strong and effective democratic government where the safety and security of our people and their property is our primary and singularly most important responsibility.
“To establish a strong, resilient, inclusive and prosperous economy that generates opportunity; jobs and wealth while lifting the poor out of poverty,” Atiku said.
He said he plans to encourage the emergence of a true federal system where all federating units were equal.
Atiku said that he also plans to redevelop, invest in and strengthen Nigeria’s education system.
This, he said, was to provide its recipients with the education; as well as skills needed to compete in the new global order driven by innovation, science, and technology; as well as to live healthy, productive and meaningful lives.
The presidential candidate said that to undertake those tasks; the members of the PDP graciously granted him the ticket to lead the party in 2023 presidential election; with the singular mandate to come and lead the efforts to cure Nigeria’s ills.
Further, Atiku said the task of presidential campaign council was to come together to rescue and rebuild the country.
“But to rescue and rebuild our country; we must first takeover the mantle of leadership from the party that driven us into this mess.
“To do this, we must all be united in purpose and come together to fight and win all the elections slated for next year.
“Every single person who loves this country, as I do, is needed for the arduous tasks that face us ahead as a nation. This includes every member of the PDP.
“And it is my fervent hope and prayer that every man and woman of goodwill will join hands with us to help rescue, rebuild and reposition our beloved country, Nigeria,” he said.