Unity Across Nigeria? 5 Reasons why Atiku is Contesting to be Nigeria's Next President
- Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday, March 23, said Nigeria was in dire need of visionary leadership
- Atiku stated this while declaring to run for president in t the International Conference Centre Abuja, under the platform of the PDP
- The Nigerian politician said he would be running this time on a message to foster economic prosperity and unity across Nigeria
Auja - Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday, March 23, officially declared his interest in running for Nigeria's highest office in 2023 for the sixth time.
The Adamawa-born politician plans to contest the number one political seat in the most populous African nation on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a video shared on his Facebook page, Atiku said that this time he would be running on a message to foster economic prosperity and unity across Nigeria.
Legit.ng in this piece identifies reasons why the PDP cheftain is seeking to succeed Buhari once his tenure is over after losing to him back in 2019.
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1. Enduring persistence
Atiku says his enduring persistence in contesting for the presidency is borne out of his passion to rekindle the Nigerian dream that he was privileged to live.
According to the former VP, he is a living witness to what is possible in Nigeria. He explained that his dream for Nigeria is that there shouldn't be any limit to what a citizen wants to achieve if his willing to work for it.
2. Credible and visionary leadership
The former vice president during his declaretion said at the moment the country is in dire need of visionary leadership.
He added that the country needs a new kind of leadership that will steer the people on a positive path.
While offering himself to rescue the sinking ship, Atiku said the fundamental principles and purpose as a nation had never been challenged as it was today.
3. Ideas on how to fix Nigeria
The presidential hopeful believes that he has ideas on how to fix the country. He noted that in 2023, Nigeria wants a president who understands, inspires and is empathetic.
He appealed to the people not to be distracted from the present devastating conditions.The politician advised Nigerians to be united and fight their common enemies.
4. Greatness or continuous destruction
The Adamawa-born politician described the 2023 election as a referendum to decide whether Nigerians want greatness or continuous destruction.
The former vice president noted that its a choice between the path of unity and progress or the path of division and backwardness.
5. New Nigeria
Atiku noted that under his administration, there will be a new Nigeria, where everybody has an equal voice.
He described himself as the unifier coming to bond the broken union of Nigeria. Atiku said that if elected, hewould operate an open door for dialogue to hear all Nigerians.
2023: Businessmen buy N40m presidential nomination form for Atiku
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Atiku's presidential aspiration received a major boost as friends of the Nigerian politician obtained the N40 million presidential form of the PDP for him.
Atiku made this announcement through a post and pictures he shared on his official Facebook page on Thursday, March 17.
The presidential hopeful noted that the form was procured for him by northern businessmen under the aegis of the North East Business Community.
2023: Atiku lists 5 key things he will focus on if he becomes president
In a related development, Atiku spoke about his presidential aspiration. Taking to Twitter after the announcement, Atiku listed five key areas he will focus on if elected to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Among others, the Adamawa-born politician said he will focus on the unity of Nigeria and security