- Atiku Abubakar will be making an official declaration of his intention to contest for the 2023 Nigeria presidency
- The 2019 presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party said he has consulted with several stakeholders in Nigeria and abroad
- According to Atiku Media Office, the official declaration will take place at the International Conference Centre in Abuja
A former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, March 20, said he will soon officially declare his intention to contest for the office of the president in 2023.
Atiku in a statement released by the Atiku Media Office and shared with Legit.ng said that after months of consultations with stakeholders across Nigeria he will publicly make his intentions known on Wednesday, March 23.
The former vice president and the 2019 presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he had consulted with stakeholders both across the country and those in the diaspora.
He said the official declaration of his intention to run for the presidency will have in attendance his friends, associates, political leaders, party faithful and supporters.
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The statement said the event will take place at the International Conference Center, Abuja on Wednesday, March 23, by 11 am.
It read in part:
"His official declaration kick starts the former Vice President’s participation in the race for the presidential ticket of the PDP ahead of the next year’s general election.
"It may be recalled that last week, Atiku picked the nomination and expression of interest forms of the PDP, which were donated to him by the North East Business Community, urging him to run for president in the 2023 election."
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Elated by the gesture, the presidential hopeful made the announcement via his official Facebook page.
Meanwhile, the PDP presidential form is given at N40 million while the governorship form is given at N21 million.
2023 presidency: Atiku happy, impressed after crucial PDP meeting
Meanwhile, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is certain that the PDP is set to take over the leadership of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections.
Atiku who is also a presidential aspirant on the platform of the opposition party expressed satisfaction after attending a crucial meeting convened by the leadership of the PDP.
He noted that the outcome of the meeting held with members of PDP's Board of Trustees (BoT) showed that was in his words, the party was "organic."