Atiku Vows to Keep Contesting for Presidency, Seeks Alliances for 2027 Election

Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has vowed to continue contesting for the Nigerian presidency as long as he remains healthy.

During an interview on the Hausa service of the Voice of America in Abuja, Atiku confirmed his intention to run again in the 2027 elections.

He compared his perseverance to that of former US President Abraham Lincoln, who ran for office multiple times before finally winning.

Asked if he will contest again, Atiku responded, “Of course, I will keep contesting again and again as long as I am alive and healthy.

“Even the former US President Abraham Lincoln contested seven times before finally winning.

“However, given the current state of the PDP, it is clear that a single-handed effort will not suffice to win the election. Strong support and collaboration with other parties are required,” he added.

Atiku, who will be 81 years old by the next presidential election, has run for the presidency six times, appearing on the ballot as a presidential candidate in 2007, 2019, and 2023.

He emphasized that winning the election requires strong support and collaboration with other parties, noting the current disarray within the PDP.

Amidst speculation of forming a coalition, Atiku recently met with Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi.

He assured that there would be no conflicts between them and expressed support for any candidate chosen to represent their coalition in the upcoming elections.

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Atiku stressed the need for unity within the PDP and the importance of forging alliances with other political groups to secure victory in 2027.

He revealed about the meeting, stating, “This is to anybody that thinks there is going to be a misunderstanding between me and Obi, let me assure you that not even a small issue is going to happen between us.

“Also, we are going to be behind anybody that will be chosen to represent us in the forthcoming elections.”

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