Politics

Atiku Abubakar declares to run for the presidency in 2023

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has formally declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2023.

Atiku had been Vice President for eight years between 1999 and 2007 and in 2019, entered the race for President.

He then contested in 2015 under the ruling All Progressives Congress at the primaries, he, however, lost to the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari.

He made the official announcement during an event at the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Wednesday.

If elected, Atiku promised to focus on unity, security, economy, education and devolving more resources and powers to the federating units.

“We will operate a liberal economy that allows small businesses to grow through lower taxes for small businesses and low-income earners,” he said in a series of tweets.

“Though we all have different lives and goals and desires we all want one future.

“Nigeria is a land of possibility. There is no challenging background that will make any Nigerian give up. I am a living witness to what is possible in Nigeria”.

Atiku, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is one of the top politicians to have officially declared interest in the 2023 presidential race.

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