The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the public endorsement that heralded the policy document of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a confirmation the document ”embodies the collective mindset, yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians”.
The party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Monday said that the document represented the quest of Nigerians for a new leadership and a better life in the country.
Ologbondiyan said Abubakar’s policy document offered solutions and practical direction for delivery in all sectors.
“The Atiku Abubakar policy document is a product of very wide, painstaking and productive consultations with Nigerians from all walks of live, critical stakeholders and development partners in key sectors, in the overall determination to chart a new course for our nation.
“The policy document foretells a new dawn as it articulates practical solutions and answers to the myriad of economic, social and political challenges facing our nation and sets out all-inclusive templates for national rejuvenation, cohesion, protection of human rights and democratic tenets, wealth creation, transparency and elimination of corruption in governance.
“In line with PDP’s people-based manifesto, the Atiku Abubakar policy document places utmost priority on the people by focusing chiefly on their yearnings for job creation, infrastructural development, poverty eradication, human capital development, inclusiveness and national unity.”
Ologbondiyan said Nigerians were particularly happy with the Abubakar policy document.
He said Nigerians were happy as the document sought to implement pro-poor policies that granted all citizens unhindered opportunity to participate in economic activities to achieve self-reliance and become active contributors to national development.
He said that Abubakar had always maintained a strong bond with the people, hence his ability to understand their challenges, collective aspirations and to proffer solutions with underlining political will.
“The PDP, therefore, urges Nigerians to continue to take ownership of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign, which embodies their collective aspiration as a people to make our dear nation work again,” he said.