By Muhammadu Sabiu
Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president and presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), claimed that Nigeria had veered off its path toward unity and prosperity under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement released by his campaign group on Sunday, Atiku said that for Nigeria to be great, it must be inclusive and united.
He continued by saying that a nation needs strong leadership that is willing to carry out the mission if it is to be united.
In the former vice president’s words, the approaching general elections are a rescue operation to save the country’s spirit.
The statement partly reads, “The ruling party, APC, has taken us adrift, and we are far off the course to the purpose of unity and prosperity.
“That is why you and I must work assiduously together to ensure that we recover Nigeria.
“Saving the soul of Nigeria must begin with denying the APC your vote in 2023. They have failed us woefully and must be punished for that.
“But it’s not enough to vote out the APC. We must coalesce into the PDP – the only viable party that has the capacity to dislodge the failed ruling party”.