The former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has finally made an official declaration of his intentions to contest for the president of Nigerian in the coming 2023 general elections.
Atiku made his formal declaration speech today, March 23rd, 2022, at the international Conference Centre, Abuja, where he was greeted by several government dignitaries as well as supporters.
In a series of tweet posted on his official titter handle, moments after his official declaration, he wrote saying;
Under my presidency, I want to focus on five key areas: Unity of Nigeria, Security, Economy, Education and devolving more resources and powers to the federating units.
We will operate a liberal economy that allows small businesses to grow through lower taxes for small businesses and low-income earners.
Though we all have different lives and goals and desires we all want ONE FUTURE
Nigeria is a land of possibility. There is no challenging background that will make any Nigerian give up. I am a living witness to what is possible in Nigeria
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.
I have never been this optimistic, and with your support and God’s grace, we will get to the promised land.
However, according to The Cable Index;
Since his entry into politics in 1993, Atiku Abubakar has unsuccessfully contested five times for the office of president of Nigeria — in 1993, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.