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Former VP to contest for 2023 Presidency, rejects notion of rotational basis

The son of Atiku Abubakar has revealed that his father would again run for the office of Nigerian president in 2023.

Adamu Atiku-Abubakar made this disclosure on Sunday, June 7, during a presentation of the scorecard of his ministry as the Commissioner for Works and Energy in Adamawa State.

The presentation of the scorecard came as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of Governor Ahmadu Finitiri clocked one year.

Atiku contested against President Muhammadu Buhari under the platform of the PDP during the 2019 general elections and lost.

It is widely believed in political circles that the southern region should produce the next president after the north through Buhari has completed a second four-year tenure.

However, Adamu rejected this notion, saying; “Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with my father contesting for the presidency.

“In 2023, my father will be aspiring to the number one office in the land; because he has been an astute, strategic, master politician for almost four decades.”

On Fintiri’s administration; Adamu Atiku-Abubakar said the current Adamawa leadership had done more than what many expected.

According to him, people “are surprised that given the tight liquidity constraints; Fintiri could still meet most of his campaign promises to the electorate.”

He also used the opportunity to reveal why he did not join politics earlier than he did; saying it was due to his father’s advice that he should spend more time in the private sector to gain enough experience.

“I am basically here to serve my people; if I am called by the people back home to run for the Senate, I don’t see anything wrong with that,” he added.

Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar on Saturday, June 6, revealed the ruling All Progressive Congress chairman Adams Oshiomhole frustrated the past efforts to remove fuel subsidy.

Atiku made this declaration via his Twitter handle.

“The Obasanjo government in which I served commenced a phased subsidy withdrawal;” the former VP tweeted.

“I was tasked with negotiating with then NLC Chairman and current APC Chairman who stood strongly against it;” he added.

Atiku said, Obasanjo government achieved some measure of subsidy removal before their exit in 2007.”

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