The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has received his certificate of return after emerging as the flag bearer for the 2023 election.
The certificate was presented to him by the party’s chairman, Iyorchia Ayu on Wednesday at the PDP Secretariat in Abuja.
Atiku won the party’s primary election with 371 votes from the votes of the 767 national delegates accredited for.
After he received the certificate, Atiku noted that “the victory is a victory for the party and the majority of Nigerians suffering under the misrule of the APC.”
While he described his victory as “a collective effort,” he appreciated the convention organising committee led by former Senate President, David Mark, and the National Working Committee for a fair and credible convention.
He warned that “the convention was just a contest within a family and there was a need to work in harmony to dethrone the ruling APC.”
“The main contest is the one to win the Presidency of our country for our party. And it requires the entire PDP family and other supporters,” he said.
He said, “Unity at a time like this is important so the party can face real opponents, defeat them in the elections and begin the process of rescuing and rebuilding the country.
“The callous and dangerous APC misrule over the past seven years is there for everyone to see.”
He also preached unity to other party members who contested in the national convention.
He had visited Tambuwal, Wike, Anyim and Saraki to seek their support ahead of the general elections. They however, pledged to work and support him for the good of the party and the country.