Atiku Abubakar Toying The Path Of Muhammadu Buhari
Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice president of Nigeria clinched the ticket to represent the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2023 elections in the just concluded primaries.
Atiku pulled 371 votes to defeat his closest opponent, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike who pulled 237 votes.
Abubakar who preached unity in Nigeria in his acceptance speech, said he will make sure all citizens has the sense of belonging irrespective of their region.
Main points in his agenda is dealing decisively with the country security, economic challenge.
Atiku is not a new comer in this contest as he had contested over five time, thiz will make it the sixth time.
In a recent interview, the former vice president to Chief Olusegun Obadanjo said he is hopeful he will win come 2023.
Pointing at the fact that he contested Adamawa state governorship seat for times before winning.
He contested in Social Democratic Party presidential primaries and lost to Moshood Abiola and Baba Gana Kingibe in 1993
In 2007 he contested under the platform of Action Congress, he lost to Umaru Musa Yar’Adua of PDP.
Atiku went ahead in 2011 to contedt the presidential elections with the former president Goodluck Jonathan and lost.
He joined the All Progressives Congress, APC in 2014 and participated in the presidential elections where he loosed to Buhari at the primaries.
Atiku returned to the People’s Democratic Party in 2017, he then cantested in the general elections in 2019 where he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari who contested under the platform of the APC.
One will say Atiku is toying the part of President Muhammadu Buhari who failed 3 times before winning in the general elections to become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
What is left for us to see is if Atiku Abubakar will eventually emerge the winner of the presidential election come 2023.
This will however be a difficult nut to crack given he is going to be contesting as opposition to a formidable party, APC.