Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has said Nigerians cannot wait for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return to power in 2023.
Atiku said this on Thursday, during a reconciliatory meeting with Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Both members of the PDP fell out after Wike worked against Atiku’s emergence as the presidential candidate of the party in 2015.
Wike had supported current Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, against Atiku.
Speaking during the reconciliatory meeting, the former vice president, said:
“Well, I came here to reconcile with the governor on party affairs and how we can ensure that there is unity and stability in the party. So, that we can take over government in 2023. I believe that Nigerians can’t wait for 2023 to come, so that PDP will return”.
He expressed concern over insecurity in the country, unemployment weak economy, saying the PDP at the appropriate time will unveil its policies on how it would address the issue.
“I have never seen it (insecurity) this bad. I am 70 years plus, I have never seen it this bad in terms of security challenges, in terms of economy, in terms of unemployment. This is the worst. Why can’t you give us time? We will come up with our policies. We will present them to Nigerians when the time comes,” he stated.
“We have done that before. Under PDP, we recorded the highest economic growth, the best foreign reserves, we reduced unemployment. You know that we can do it.”