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62nd Independence: Nigeria shall rise again – Atiku assures

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of its 62nd ...


The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of its 62nd Independence Day anniversary assuring that the nation will rise again.


The former Vice President in a statement by his media office in Abuja on Friday said the celebration of Nigeria’s Independence Day expresses hope that Nigeria will surmount all challenges.


Atiku said the celebration is another opportunity to reawaken Nigerians’ consciousness towards the consolidation of unity amongst the diverse people of the country.


Waziri Adamawa who noted that Nigeria has come a long way after independence said democracy has the requisite antidote to the current challenges the country is going through.


Atiku said the challenges are the results of the inadequacies of the economic plans put in place by the All Progressives Congress (APC)).


The former Vice President said the increasing lack of unity compounds Nigeria’s challenges.


The statement read in part “the Wazirin Adamawa noted further that, 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; to security skirmishes that daily threaten the safety of lives and property of Nigerians, the root cause of these problems is traceable to the increasing lack of unity amongst us.


He, however, assured that as one people and under the canopy of one country sharing in one future, Nigeria will surmount her challenges and enthrone a nation of dreams.


And as Nigeria goes into the general elections next year, Atiku Abubakar urged everyone to give the issue of building national unity primary attention.


“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”.


He appealed to the members of the international community to continue to have confidence in the country.


Atiku 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.

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