As the countdown to the Presidential primary of the All Progressive Congress, APC draws nearer, one of the presidential hopefuls, Atiku Abubakar says he is not desperate to become president of the country but he would throw his weight behind, whoever emerges as the party’s flag bearer at 2015 presidential election.
The former Vice-president made spoke in Jos, Plateau on Tuesday while addressing presidential delegates from Plateau State at his Rayfield House.
“All these people contesting for the presidency are inexperienced, compared to my own experience and qualities in democracy. Having been the Vice President of Nigeria for good eight years, nobody has broken this record till today.
“Nobody fight the military, in this country, for democracy like me. My mentor, the late Shehu Yar’Adua lost his life in the cause of this struggle. I repeat, nobody fight for democracy like me. For that reason, I am the most experienced politician amongst those contesting the Presidency,” the Adamawa State-born politician stressed.
Abubakar also opined that he,of all the people aspiring to be president, possessed the best democratic principles to lead Nigeria.
Going down memory lane,
Atiku said he would have defeated former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003 if he had contested.
He described President Goodluck Jonathan as an inexperienced leader under whose leadership Nigeria was going through the worst of times.
As part of his manifestos, he promised to tackle the security challenges facing Nigeria by empowering the military with the required equipment. He said he would create room for more recruitment of security personnel to curtail insurgency in the country.
The Chairman of the APC in Plateau State, Mr. Latep Dabang, in his speech, promised that all the state delegates would massively vote for Atiku because of his pedigree and support for the party.