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

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

 

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.

 

He also spoke about the crisis in the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP), saying the party needs to be united and forge alliances with other
political groups to win the presidential election in 2027.

 

“Even the former US President Abraham Lincoln contested
seven times before finally winning,” he said.

 

“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.”

 

Last week, Abubakar said he was engaging Peter Obi,
presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, on the
possibility of a merger.

 

 “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,” Abubakar
said.

 

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

 

“I have made it clear in my previous speeches that if our
parties are going to merge to agree on a candidate from the south-east, as long
as he is qualified, we will allow it.”

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