By Folorunso Alagbede, Abuja
Former Senate President and one of the presidential aspirant’s in the Saturday’s convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim has congratulated Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over his emergence as the presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2023 general election.
Anyim however expressed shock that
consideration for voting the PDP presidential candidate was not based on burning national issues and how to resolve them, but still on the old primordial sentiments.
The former Senate President, who polled 14 votes at the PDP presidential primaries, said that it appeared doubtful if Nigeria’s search for nationhood is yielding any results.
He deeply appreciated and thanked all those who stood by him throughout the race, especially those that voted for him at the primary election.
Anyim, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation said, “I must sincerely commend the PDP 2022 Special Convention Committee for doing a great job.
“I’m proud to have gone through the race to the end.
“However, I am shocked that consideration for voting the PDP presidential candidate was not based on burning national issues and how to resolve them, but still on the old primordial sentiments.
“It appears doubtful if our search for nationhood is yielding any results.
I deeply appreciate and thank all those who stood by me throughout this race, especially those that voted for me at the primary election.
I” want to assure all of you that we shall continue to stand tall until we birth the Nigeria of our collective dreams.
“Let me also congratulate His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for emerging the PDP flag bearer for the 2023 presidential election”, he said.