Ex-President Atiku Abubakar has Met with Wike, Saraki, Others.
9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has commenced reconciliation move ahead 2023 general election with visit to all stakeholders of the party.
The Ex-President as gathered by this medium on Monday visited the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike in his Abuja residence.
This is even as the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom congratulated Atiku and and urged all stakeholders to unite to rescue the nation.
Recall that Atiku had in the early hours of Sunday met with the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who withdrew from the race for him at his residence in Abuja.
In a similar move, shortly after his visit to Wike, Atiku also visited the immediate President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who came third in the race having polled 70 at his residence in Abuja.
In his confirmed Twitter and Facebook accounts, Atiku stated “in continuation of my commitment to bring everyone on board in ensuring that the @OfficialPDPNig stands as one united party, earlier today, I visited His Excellency Gov Nyseom Wike at his Abuja residence. This is a continuous process.”
Citing a portion of the Bible, Ortom, who congratulated Atiku said, “In John 3.27, the Bible says ‘A man can receive nothing except it’s given to him from above.’ So, for the benefit of all Nigerians for whom we strive to make society better, let us now come together under the leadership of the party and be focused to dislodge the APC who have destroyed the very essence of our nationhood, by winning the 2023 general election to restore the dignity of Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.”
The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, further said, “let me on behalf of myself, the government and people of Benue State heartily congratulate His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on his nomination as the Presidential Candidate of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2023 general elections.
“I believe that with your experience and goodwill across all facets of this nation, your election as the standard bearer of the PDP is a clear indication that our party has begun the historic journey back to power in 2023.
“I’m confident that you will put forward your election to restore security in every nook and cranny of the country, revive our collapsed economy, and bring back Nigeria’s dignity where the sanctity of human lives of all Nigerian citizens will be respected. This will also make the social life of every Nigerian much more meaningful as you will rescue Nigeria from bottom to top.”
Governor Ortom who said “the presidential nomination exercise was credible and transparent,” also commended all the other presidential aspirants, especially Governor Nyesom Wike for “exhibiting courage, patriotism and extraordinary spirit of sportsmanship which they displayed throughout their campaigns across the country leading to the National Convention.”
He stressed the need for all patriotic members of the party to unite and ensure the success of the party in all forthcoming elections, adding that the unity and supremacy of the party must be respected.