Atiku at the event.
Atiku promises good Nigeria if elected
By Valentine Amanze
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday formally declared his ambition to run for the presidency in 2023.
Atiku, who made the official announcement at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, said that if
elected, he would focus on unity, security, economy, education and devolving more resources and powers to the federating units.
He also promised via Twitter on Wednesday: “We will operate a liberal economy that allows small businesses to grow through lower taxes for small businesses and low-income earners.
“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 is one of the top politicians to have officially declared interest in the 2023 presidential race.
He had been Vice President for eight years between 1999 and 2007 and in 2019, entered the race for President.
He, however, lost to the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari.