Nigeria: I am Not Desperate for Power, Atiku Reveals
By Joshua Samuel
Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party, -PDP presidential nominee, has stated he is not desperate to be Nigeria’s President just days before the start of the 2023 elections.
Contrary to popular belief, Atiku declared that he was running for president to improve Nigeria. Before the election on Saturday, he spoke in Abuja when the Council of National Students Presidents of Nigeria supported him as their candidate.
Atiku, who was represented by Yakubu Dogara, a former House of Reps speaker, declared: “I’m not desperate for office. I’m moving forward by running. So many things will transform while I’m in charge. I entered into an agreement with the people of Nigeria.
“We should be grateful that President Muhammadu Buhari insisted that elections be open and fair. We must respect that action.
Atiku warned that if Nigerians allow “fraudsters” to seize power, they will endure more as a result of the redesigned Naira.
Atiku has been running for president ever since he resigned in 1993 to make room for the late MKO Abiola. He was chosen as Olusegun Obasanjo’s vice president in 1999, and the two of them governed together for eight years.