- Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said he will speak on presidential ambition at the appropriate time
- The PDP chieftain said this in Minna after visiting the former military head of state, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida
- Atiku who also visited the governor of Niger, Abubakar Sani-Bello, commented on the security crisis in the state
The Nation reported that the duo had a closed-door meeting which lasted for an hour on Tuesday, February 1.
The former vice president later visited the Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello to commiserate with the state on the recent killings of people in various communities in recent times.
Speaking to newsmen, Atiku said that he was in the state for a courtesy call and cannot pay a visit to the governor without visiting Babangida.
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TheCable quoted him to have said:
“I have only come on a visit, I will let you know about my presidential ambition at the appropriate time.”
Insecurity: Atiku sympathises with Niger government
Meanwhile, Atiku sympathised with the Niger state government over the insecurity bedevilling the state.
He described the security situation as unfortunate and very sad, adding that something needs to be done to address the issue fast.
“I only came on a courtesy visit to the governor and to commiserate with him and people of the state over the incessant banditry in Niger state.
“I just discussed with the governor on the insecurity in the state and from what I heard, it is a very serious and pathetic situation and it is most unfortunate.”
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He said this in his speech while receiving the report of a Contact and Consultation Committee which he established for his presidential ambition which was held on Friday, January 28 at Government House, Bauchi.
The committee headed by Senator Adamu Gumba, which was inaugurated in August 2021, visited 16 northern states where it interacted with various stakeholders in those states.