Atiku hints at 2019 presidential bid; says Nigeria needs a ‘right kind of leadership’

Atiku hints at 2019 presidential bid; says Nigeria needs a ‘right kind of leadership’

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has hinted at plans he would run for the 2019 presidential election.

Abubakar, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vied for the presidency in the 2015 elections but lost out in the party primaries. While giving a lecture on national issues and the need to restructure, Abubakar said that Nigeria needs a new form of leadership to chart the nation in the right direction.

“Controversies have sometimes threatened the very existence of our country. The country is truly at a crossroad and things are made worse by the cocktail of economic, social and political problems which we have had to contend with.

“Poor GDP growth rate, millions of school age children, out of school – I believe with the right kind of leadership, the right kind of vision, we can transform this country in less than eight years.

“When I first went to Dubai in 2007, none of the infrastructure that you see today in Dubai was there but because there was vision, leadership, look at where they are today – We can do it,” Mr Abubakar asserted.

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