Atiku Abubakar Nigerian Ex-Vice President to Run for 2023 President
Nigerian former Vice President Atiku Abubakar plans to run for president in elections next year 2023
Nigerain ExVice President Atiku Abubakar, 75, made the announcement while speaking to lawmakers of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party in a meeting at an undisclosed location. The remarks were distributed in a video shared on social media on Thursday and confirmed by a spokesman.
Abubakar said I chose you to be among the first set of people that I will be meeting to personally declare my intention to contest for the president of Nigeria in 2023,”
Atiku Abubakar’s remarks were made during consultations with party stakeholders, and a formal declaration may be made in the coming weeks The spokesman said
Abubakar is bidding to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, who will complete his second and final term in May 2023.
Presidential elections are scheduled for Feb. 25, according to a timetable released by Nigeria’s electoral commission last week.
Atiku Abubakar the Ex-Vice President was the PDP’s presidential candidate in 2019, when he obtained 41% of the ballots cast, against Buhari’s 56%. He later mounted an unsuccessful legal challenge to the outcome of the election.
“I humbly present myself to you and seek your support to win our party’s presidential ticket,” Abubakar, who was the vice president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, told the group.