Former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi yesterday said that the party’s presidential candidate, former vice president Atiku Abubakar would return Nigeria to the path of sanity if elected in the 2019 general election.
Senator Makarfi who is the immediate past national chairman of the party and contested for the party’s presidential ticket in the just concluded national convention stated this in a congratulatory message to the party’s presidential candidate.
In the congratulatory message Senator Makarfi personally signed and addressed to the Wazirin Adamawa, the former governor noted that Atiku’s emergence as the PDP flag bearer was an indication that the party has turned a new leaf in broadening the democratic process and space.
Makarfi expressed his readiness to support the former vice president “to play any role expected of me in the pursuit of this noble objective,” ahead of the presidential election.
He said, “Your emergence as the candidate of the party has gone further to reinforce the new philosophy and the promise that the PDP holds for both the present and the future of this country.
“Having known your strength of character, never-say-die spirit as well as total commitment to, and the dogged pursuit of any cause that you believe in, I have no doubt in my mind that you will successfully lead us in this very crucial battle to rescue our country and return it to the path of sanity.
“When prior to our party’s convention, we all came together to commit to the success of the party in 2019 elections irrespective of the outcome of the primaries, I personally did that, fully conscious of the fact that each one of the aspirants was eminently qualified to fly our flag.
“The contest, as far as I am concerned, was not just an expression of the legitimate rights of individuals to give vent to their aspirations, but also a statement in how the party has turned a new leaf in broadening the democratic process and space.
“I therefore write, on behalf of myself, my campaign organisation and all my supporters to warmly congratulate you on your success at the convention and to pledge our total support and commitment towards your, and the party’s success in the 2019 polls.”