By: Ade Adeleke
Former Vice President and PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday congratulated Tambuwal on his victory in Sokoto.
On his twitter handle @atiku, Atiku Abubakar said: “I congratulate His Excellency, Governor Tambuwal on his re-election and I assure the good people of Sokoto State that they have made the right decision that will see them continue on the path to peace, progress and prosperity.”
Also, in a statement by Mr. Paul Ibe, his media adviser, Atiku Abubakar, said the victories of the candidates of the PDP in both Sokoto and Benue states is an acknowledgement from the Nigerian people that it is the only truly national party in Nigeria.
He congratulated Governor Ortom of Benue State on his very well deserved re-election. saying “Mr. Ortom is not just a credit to the PDP, he is also an epitome of servant leadership which he urges all and sundry to emulate. With him again at the helm of affairs in Benue, the people of the Bread Basket of the Nation can look forward to times of refreshing and deliverance.”
The statement added: “Atiku Abubakar shares solidarity with Alhaji Mohammed and Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, who have made a great showing in Bauchi and Kano states, respectively. Victory is within reach. They have shown that they are men of the people and we are convinced that much good will come out of these men of enviable talents and leadership ability.”