Ben Peters, Abuja
Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Rowland Owie, has declared that only the Peoples Democratic Party and it’s presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, can pull Nigeria from the precipice and place it on the path of unity, peace, stability, security, economic prosperity, and sustainable development.
The Senator stated this when he received the National Executive Committee members of the National Movement of Nigeria (NMN) in his Benin City residence.
Owie said, “If Nigeria is going to be salvaged, the PDP has to step into the driver’s seat to save this country politically and economically. The stakes are too high; we cannot allow Nigeria to continue in the way it is going.
“I do not sincerely see how we can continue to deceive ourselves. The APC-led Government has prevented the country from growing by limiting and restricting imports, and coming with all forms of phantom excuses to limit people from buying and importing what they need to live but cannot produce.
“The current administration has flung us into poverty with unprecedented inflation. It has also mortgaged the future of generations to come with reckless borrowings and needless, odious debt”.
The ex Senate Whip described Atiku as a Nigerian who has consistently demonstrated an abiding immense conviction and indestructible faith in the unity and greatness of Nigeria and her destiny in shaping global affairs.
“He is eminently qualified to contest the position of President of Nigeria, and he, indeed, remains the most prepared for the job. Given HE Atiku’s accomplishments in both the public and private sectors, I have no doubt that he would hit the ground running from day one”.
Recalling his relationship with the former Vice President that has lasted over the past fifty years, since their student days at the Ahmadu Bello University in 1968, Owie said that HE Atiku has always been Pan-Nigerian. He remains committed to restructuring and full devolution of powers.
“Atiku Abubakar is a symbol of hope, love, unity, compassion and development. Most importantly, he is running alongside a humble child of God, HE Distinguished Senator Okowa, an administrator par excellence, and a cerebral physician of note”.
“A vote for the Atiku/Okowa ticket is a vote for the Nigerian renaissance and remains the surest way of redeeming our dear Nation” , Senator Owie concluded.