The Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on his 72nd birthday celebration.
The former Vice-President was born on November 25, 1946 at Jaba in Adamawa state.
The PDP in a congratulatory message on Twitter, said “Hurray! The @OfficialPDPNig Presidential Candidate and former Vice President of Nigeria, H. E. Alhaji Atiku Abuakar, GCON, is 72 today. Happy Birthday Your Excellency @Atiku. We wish you more of Allah’s guidance and blessings as you prepare to pilot the affairs of our country.”
According to reports, the House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara also wished the PDP presidential candidate well on his birthday.
The House Speaker described Atiku as a charitable and sagacious politician.
He said “You are indeed a democratic icon and philanthropist par excellence with remarkable dexterity and uncommon sagacity, courage and capacity who is well prepared and poised to take Nigeria out of the woods’.
“Over the years, you have proven and distinguished yourself as a true democrat and an icon with sound democratic credentials who inspires hope in the hopeless.
“You are indeed a role model, who mentors and inspires young and upcoming leaders as well as provide opportunities for the youths through the establishment of schools, cottage industries and other manufacturing concerns across the country and there is no better way of proving your belief and conviction in the Nigerian nation than this.
“As you mark your 72nd Birthday, this is to wish Your Excellency God’s guidance, protection and sound health to continue rendering invaluable services to the nation and humanity.”
Atiku Abubakar, emerged as PDP’s presidential candidate in October 2018, at the party’s convention in Rivers state.
The former Vice-President’s dream of becoming President of Nigeria has been dashed thrice: In 1992, while in the Social Democratic Party (SDP); 2007 under the platform of Action Congress (AC) and 2011 in PDP.
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