Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has officially declared his intention to contest for President under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku made the declaration on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, promising to improve security and delegate more powers to states.
Atiku, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020, expressed optimism at winning the presidential contest in 2023.
He said, “This time around is different; our journey will not end at the poll; we will get to work and rescue Nigeria. I invite every Nigerian to join me in this mission to save our dear country.”
Other presidential aspirants in the PDP are former Senate president, Bukola Saraki; Ovation magazine publisher, Dele Momodu; Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; and Pius Ayim; among others.
Meanwhile, his running-mate at the last poll, Peter Obi, is expected to follow suite.
Obi’s Media Adviser, Valentine Obienyem, said: “His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi, recently promised to speak to Nigerians on the 2023 Presidency.
“He is touched and grateful for the clamour for him to run.
“I can assure you that Obi will soon speak as promised and when he does, Nigerians will be happy with what he will say.”