The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of the country’s 62nd Independence anniversary, assuring them that the nation would rise again.

The former Vice President in a statement by his media office said that the celebration of this year’s Independence Day should reawaken our consciousness towards the consolidation of unity amongst the diverse people of the country.

The PDP presidential candidate said “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 and insecurity , the root cause of these problems is traceable to the increasing lack of unity amongst Nigerians..

He, however, assured that as One people the nation would surmount it’s challenges and give birth to a prosperous country.

On the forthcoming general elections next year, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar urged all Nigerians to give the issue of building national unity a priority.

“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”, Atiku said.

The presidential flagbearer of the PDP also calls on all friends of Nigeria in the international community to continue to have confidence in the country because, “as a people we never give up.”

He called on all people of faith across the country not to relent in their prayers to God to keep Nigeria as a country of peace and prosperity for the good of all its people.


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