Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will on Wednesday formally declare his presidential ambition on the platform of the opposition party, All Progressives Congress.
The former Vice President’s declaration is, however, coming against the backdrop of his bid being endorsed by a South-west caucus of the APC.
A press statement by his media office in Abuja, said the former Vice President would make his formal declaration at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja at 10 O’clock in the morning.
According to the statement, the activities marking the declaration would be a largely youth-focused event to emphasize Atiku’s passion for the challenges facing young men and women in the country.
Youth economic empowerment is one of Atiku’s cardinal objectives because he regards them as the fulcrum around which the development and future of Nigeria revolves, the statement noted.
“In particular, the former Vice President is concerned about the alarming youth unemployment and he focuses on his policy objectives on the development of entrepreneurial skills for our youth so that they don’t have to depend entirely on the limited, if not elusive government jobs,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, a caucus of the APC in the South-west zone has endorsed Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the party in the 2015 presidential election.
The caucus, known as the Atiku Abubakar Collectives, made the announcement of its endorsement of the former Vice-President at an interactive session with Atiku on Tuesday.