2023: Obi, Atiku, Tinubu share new year message as election draws near

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Three leading presidential candidates for the 2023 general elections, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), have urged Nigerians to put aside ethnic, tribal, and religious differences in 2023.

Tinubu’s new year message

Tinubu urged citizens to chart course of progress and development for the nation through constructive discourse and intellectual exchange of ideas in his New Year message titled ‘Welcome to 2023: The Year of Renewed Hope,’ which he shared on Twitter on Sunday.

“Last year, I identified, as one of our major problems, a lack of peace and an absence of unity. In this new year, let us set aside discord and put away our differences,” he said.

Atiku’s new year message

On his official Twitter account, Atiku Abubakar, PDP’s presidential candidate also wished Nigerians Happy New Year.

Atiku described 2023 as a watershed moment for Nigeria, noting that he is driven by a strong desire to provide leadership that will propel the country to greater heights while also recovering and rebuilding a united, strong, and prosperous Nigeria.

“The Year 2023 is a defining moment for our great country Nigeria.

“I am inspired by the compelling need to provide leadership that will propel Nigeria to greater heights to overcome our challenges and, together, as ONE, Recover and Rebuild a United, Strong and Prosperous Nigeria.

“I thank God for His infinite mercies, and I congratulate all Nigerians for surviving the harrowing experience imposed on our people for over seven years. Do not despair. Hope is on the horizon. PDP shall make things right again,” he tweeted.

Atiku also tweeted “On behalf of my family and our great party, the @OfficialPDPNig, I urge you to support our noble cause to Recover and Rebuild Nigeria for a Prosperous 2023 and beyond.

“A happy and prosperous New Year to you all. -AA.”

Peter Obi’s new year message

In a letter, Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi advised Nigerians to slow down and celebrate the “little victories,” grace, and many blessings they had received and given in the previous year.

In his letter, Peter Obi said “I call on all Nigerians to unite our efforts in the journey of taking back our nation from the cold hands of corruption, insecurity and unproductivity. 2023 is a very critical year that will determine the next direction of our nation.

“With the presidential election just about 55 days from today, Datti Baba-Ahmed and I reiterate our determination to serve Nigeria with love, strength and faith, and diligently implement Our Pact With Nigeria (Manifesto) from May 2023 to create a New Nigeria, a renewed nation bound in freedom, prosperity, peace and unity.”

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