- A former Nigerian vice president and two-time presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar is still interested in presiding over the country
- Adamawa-born Atiku has used every platform available to him in recent times to sell his credentials to Nigerians
- A book launch in Abuja offered another opportunity for the successful businessman to remind Nigerians of his capabilities
Atiku stated this on Thursday, October 20 in Abuja at the 70th birthday lecture and book presentation of the media mogul and politician, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
He added that the country also needs a leader that would unify, restructure and guarantee the security of its citizens.
The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he is the right man that would give the country what it needs.
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The Nation newspaper quoted him as saying:
“I have said that before, I will do it. Nigeria needs a leadership that can unify the country, bring stability, restructure and reform the economy that would bring about security.”
On his part, High Chief Dokpesi called on youths to defend democracy and unite toward a prosperous and progressive nation, urging them to remain committed to the cause of building a better and advanced nation to make it a better place.
Meanwhile, a public affairs commentator, Chris Balogun, has declared support for the presidential ambition of Atiku in 2023.
Writing in the Leadership newspaper, Balogun wrote:
“Given Atiku’s track records of public and private service, his reach in friendship and goodwill across the country, it is time we stand united in our collective demand for a change of baton to a tested and trusted leader who will galvanise us to national integration and economic rejuvenation.”
2023: Niger Delta forum asks northern politicians to wait till 2031
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, on Thursday, October 14, Ken Robison, spokesman of the forum, said its demand is for the sake of national harmony and peace.
According to the group, it does not speak well of a unified country if one part of Nigeria keeps on producing its leaders.