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General News of Thursday, 22 December 2022


I won't contest for the presidency again if I lose in 2023 - Atiku reveals

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said he won't contest for the presidency if he loses the 2023 general elections.

The former vice president will be running for the sixth time in 2023 after making five initial attempts.

Speaking in an interview on Financial Times, Atiku said his bid to become Nigeria’s president is a lifelong ambition.

“It is a life-long ambition and as long as I’m alive and strong and healthy, I will continue pursuing it,” the Financial Times quoted Atiku as saying in Lagos after a campaign rally.

After saying he would continue to pursue the presidential dream if he’s alive and strong, Atiku quickly suggested the presidential 2023 election would be his final act.

“I’ve come to the last stage now. I don’t think after this I will run again,” he said.