PDP Felicitates Nigeria At 63
By Gloria Thomas, Abujan
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, is felicitating Nigerians on the occasion of the 63rd Independence Anniversary of the Nation.
The PDP sent the congratulatory message through the statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.
Ologunagba said the 63rd anniversary was a wake up call.
“The 63rd Independence Anniversary, therefore, serves as a wake-up call to all Nigerians and lovers of freedom all over the world to stand in defence of Democracy, Rule of Law, respect for Human Rights, and Transparency in the governance of our country,” he said.
Also in his congratulatory message, the Presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubalar said Nigeria is at a crossroad in many aspects as it celebrates 63 years of independence, considering the nation’s freedom was acquired on the promise of abundant prosperity and the principle of social justice.
Atiku said Nigerians have continued to struggle to manifest the dreams of the country’s founding fathers.
“We have encountered great moments when the flag of our dear country flew tall on the global stage through the industry of our sportsmen and women, the prolific distinction of our academia and the topnotch artistry of Nigerian talents in the global music scene. The talents and doggedness of young Nigerians who have refused to give up on the country are the inspiration for the greater future that we celebrate today,” he said.
The former Nigerian Vice President paid tribute to Nigerian youths, describing them as an energetic and formidable force in the consternation of manpower and skills that power the global economy.
“Across the globe, and in various fields of human endeavor, the youth of this country have proven to have the competence to rival any of their peers from any part of the world. That success – the gallantry of our youth – is the primal element of what we celebrate today as a nation.
“Therefore, for me, the challenge before us all is in ensuring that the political leadership in the country that we call home should be worthy of our pride as a people and not of telling embarrassment. Our democracy has triumphed so far due to the fidelity of our conviction that a democracy when properly nurtured, should bring out the best in us and of us, ”Atiku stated.
He noted Nigerians’ endurance of hardships in the economy, security, and other vital aspects of our society and called on citizens to “submit our strengths in faith to the Almighty God, we must be prepared to do our best to pull the country back from this point of uncertainty to a place of common safety. I congratulate fellow Nigerians, alongside friends and well-wishers of our dear country across the globe, and wish you a happy Independence Day”.