2027: I’m Ready to Lead Coalition Against Tinubu — Atiku

Former Vice President and the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has declared his readiness to lead a united opposition force in challenging the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2027 general elections.

Atiku made this announcement amid widespread joy within the PDP, following the Supreme Court’s confirmation of victories for governors in Bauchi, Plateau, Cross River, and Zamfara states – all considered PDP strongholds.

In a statement released by his media office, Atiku hailed the court’s decision as “a triumph for democracy and the rule of law,” extending congratulations to Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State, elected under the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

“This is a moment for celebration, not just for the PDP and our governors, but for all Nigerians who value fairness and justice,” Atiku said. He again restated the role of a robust opposition in safeguarding democracy, stating, “To truly strengthen our democracy, we need a united front. I am prepared, as I have always been, to lead the charge alongside our leaders and governors for the good of our nation.”

While acknowledging the court’s verdict as “a testament to the good governance principles that the PDP champions,” Atiku also urged the governors – Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Dauda Lawal of Zamfara, Caleb Muftwang of Plateau, and Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom – to leverage this victory as a springboard to “expand the scope of the positive change they have already initiated.”

“With the election phase now behind us, I am confident that the PDP will concentrate on its critical role as the principal opposition party in Nigeria, guided by its capable governors and myself,” He concluded.