Okowa Felicitates Atiku At 76
The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ifeanyi Okowa, congratulated Atiku Abubarkar, presidential candidate of the PDP on his 76th birthday.
Okowa hailed Atiku for his commitment to the unity and progress of Nigeria through his economic and political activities.
He described Atiku’s determination to rescue the country from maladministration as inspiring.
Okowa in a statement by his spokesperson Olisa Ifeajika on Friday lauded Atiku.
He commended the former vice president, Atiku for defending and promoting democracy in Nigeria over the years.
Okowa described Atiku as a detribalised citizen and unifier, whose benevolence had positively affected many lives, transcending tribes, religions, genders and social status.
“On behalf of the government and the people of Delta, I congratulate our great leader and patriot, the Presidential Candidate of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as he celebrates his 76th birth anniversary.
“As one of the greatest employers of labour in our dear country, you have continued to genuinely provide opportunities for people to eke out a living from their innate potential.
“Your massive investments in education, agriculture, media, hospitality, water, and oil and gas have continued to add to our nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and help in reducing poverty in the country.
“You have made outstanding contributions to the socio-economic and political growth of Nigeria and we will continue to be inspired by your patriotism and love for this great country.
“As a large-hearted philanthropist and outstanding statesman, you bestrode Nigeria’s political landscape like a colossus by commanding mass followership across the country.
“As you celebrate your 76th birth anniversary, it is my prayer and that of millions of people of Delta and Nigerians that God will continue to strengthen you in your service to Him and humanity,” he said.
Okowa also made supplications to God to strengthen the Atiku-Okowa presidential mission, saying that it was geared toward rescuing Nigeria and re-engineering its economy.