Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described the people in the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) and others outside the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as anti democratic elements that have encroached into the country’s polity.
Atiku, in a message to console Emeka Ihedioha who until yesterday, January 14, was the governor of Imo State on the platform of the PDP until the supreme court sacked him, recalled the Philosophers’ words on the fact that tough times never last, but that tough people do.
Atiku, who lost his bid to be the country’s President in the 2019 election on the platform of the PDP, advised 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 certain that this history will repeat itself.
“My greatest desire, and one I hope to see again in my lifetime, is that Nigeria will fulfil 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 that since the Supreme Court verdict is final, “we must accept its judgment, however unexpected and unpalatable it may be. The Rule of law must guide our paths even if logic sheds light on a different path.”
He expressed solidarity with Emeka Ihedioha, “a man I know to be a great leader of men and resources. In the fullness of time, I am convinced that he will overcome this setback and emerge stronger.”