Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said “it is our destiny” to democratically restore what has been lost due to alleged encroachment of anti-democratic agents.
Reacting to the Supreme Court verdict on Imo governorship election on Tuesday, Atiku in a statement said the PDP still remained the “object” of hope for the state and Nigeria at large, adding that Emeka Ihedioha would overcome the setback and emerge stronger.
“Philosophers have said that tough times never last, but that tough people do. I urge the people of Imo and the entirety of the Nigerian people not to give in to despair.
“This nation has gone through despotic times before, and we have survived them and thrived. I am very confident that this history will repeat itself.
“My greatest desire, and one I hope to see again in my lifetime, is that Nigeria will fulfill its potential as the land of Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress.
“These four ideals have been missing from our borders for a while, and all freedom-loving Nigerians ought to henceforth work together to bring them back. So help us God,” Atiku said.