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I’ll keep contesting for presidency as long as I’m healthy – Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, says he will keep contesting for the Nigerian presidency as long as he is hale and hearty.

He said this during an interview on the Hausa service of the Voice of America in Abuja.

Atiku, 77, who was the flagbearer of PDP in the 2023 election, will be 81 by the next presidential election which is in 2027.

During the interview, Atiku said;

“Of course, I will keep contesting again and again as long as I am alive and healthy”

Abubakar has run for the number one office six times but has been on the ballot as a presidential candidate on three occasions — 2007, 2019, and 2023.

Abubakar said he is consoled by the fact that former United States President Abraham Lincoln did not win the presidential vote on the first time of asking.

“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 said

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