58th Indep Anniv: Atiku, Turaki Preach Faith, Peace, Unity


Atiku bonding with crowd of supporters during a recent outing. 2.  Kabiru Turaki, SAN, third from right, Campaign Director, Haruna Bonie, former Adamawa governor and party officials during Turaki meet-the -delegates tour ahead of the PDP presidential primaries.

Presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Kabiru Tanimu Turaki has expressed 58th independence anniversary wishes to Nigerians, urging them to keep hope alive that the country would progress even though “ blessed with abundant and valuable human and natural resources beyond the comprehension of man yet, we are suffering in the midst of plenty.”

They lamented the infrastructural decay, bad leadership and misplaced priorities that have made it hard for many to excel with their talent and skills

According to Abubakar,I am hopeful of a better tomorrow. You may ask why I am not glad. It should be obvious. A mere three years ago, we were the third fastest growing economy in the world. As I write this to you today, our fortunes have reversed to the point where we are now the world headquarters for extreme poverty, according to the World Poverty Clock and the World Economic Forum.

“The promise of change, which many Nigerians, myself included, celebrated three years ago, has been seen for what it is, a hollow and empty promise devoid of meaning and the incapacity of the promisor to deliver on his promises.

“Yet, I am hopeful, as you and your family should be. The indomitable Nigerian spirit gives me hope.

Indeed, this was not the Nigeria our founding fathers visualised. What they visualised was a Nigeria founded on unity, faith, peace and love. We owe it as a duty to keep faith with their vision.”

Turaki said “All hope is not lost. All hope is not lost because God has given us another chance to turn our fortunes around for the better. This can only happen if we collectively commit to having a Godly and genuinely transformational leadership.

Let us not fail to seize this God-given opportunity as we embark on another process to elect a leader in February 2019 who will pilot the nation’s affairs for another four years.

Let us plan and work together and be vigilant in order not to allow God’s plan and purpose for our nation to be subverted.”