2015: Atiku Abubakar Declares For Presidency

2015: Atiku Abubakar Declares For Presidency

One of the key figures of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar declared his bid for Nigeria's post #1 at Aso Rock.

In his speech which started in the afternoon of September 24, 2014, Wednesday, the former vice president gives reasons for running and clears the air on how to solve the long list of national problems.

The key aspects of his speech, broadcasted live by ChannelsTV, are given below:

“Our people have refused to succumb to despair and hopelessness.”

“The future of this country should never again be subjected to experimentation or learning in power.”

“Our party, the APC, remains strong and capable of fullfilling the country's test for change.”

“2015 will be a bitter sweet chance to change everything.”

“My politics has always been guided by the enduring values of fairness and justice, honesty of purpose.”

“The pursuit of excellence, selflessness and the love for my country. These values also characterize my business conduct.”

“Our country seems to be on auto-pilot with no one in charge.” “Good leadership is what it takes to make good things happen.”

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“Insurgents are hosting strange flags on large areas of our territory that they claim to have conquered.”

“The environment for doing business has worsened. Therefore job opportunities have become harder.”

“We cannot continue down this path of national decline.”

“I want to play a leading role in the trans-generational efforts to save this country & improve the lives of people.”

“I will seek nomination as a candidate of the APC to contest the Presidential election of 2015.”

“It is this call to serve that I have come to answer once again.”

“We will create a new Nigeria for all Nigeria.”

Atiku emphasised that he would not be the only presidential APC aspirant for the upcoming elections, unlike the Peoples Democratic Party that left no alternative for its members by adopting President Jonathan as its sole candidate.

Senate Minority Leader George Akume was the last one to deliver a speech. He emphasised on the most important aspects of Atiku's statement.

"We need Nigerians who can reconstruct what has been deconstructed by previous governments," the senator noted.

#ANigeriaForAll event at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua centre was concluded at about 12:40.

Atiku Abubakar was born on November 25, 1946. He started his public service with the Nigeria Customs Service. In twenty years, he as able to become the Deputy Director of this institution before switching to politics.

Atiku was elected as the vice president on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He worked shoulder to shoulder with President Olusegun Obasanjo (1999-2007). However, their relationship was getting colder from year to year.

His previous campaigns include: 1991 governorship race in Gongola State (now Adamawa and Taraba States), 1993 attempt for the Presidency (finished third, behind MKO Abiola and Babagana Kingibe in the Social Democratic Party (SDP) primaries).

His political parties were the PDP (1998–2006, 2009–2013), the Action Congress (2006–2009) and, finally the All Progressives Congress (2013–present).

Atiku is married to Titi (Albert) Abubakar, has four children: Fatima, Adamu, Halima and Aminu.

Source: Legit.ng

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