Atiku Visits Wike in Port Harcourt , Declares Presidential Bid

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, in Port Harcourt.

Atiku said he was offering his service in order to set the country on the path of growth after the serial failure of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said since 2015, the APC-led Federal Government had destroyed the education, health, and infrastructural sectors through poor budgetary allocations and releases.

“Since 2015, we have not seen a 100 kilometres (road) constructed by the APC Federal Government anywhere in the country,” Atiku pointed out.

The former vice president said the APC government had destroyed the foundation of unity and cohesion of the country.

“I have never seen Nigeria so divided along religious, ethnic, and regional lines. This division is as a result of the mismanagement of the APC,” Atiku maintained.

The presidential aspirant called for the unity of the country, saying that no component part of Nigeria could progress alone without the contributions of the other parts.Atiku, however, called on the Rivers PDP stakeholders to support his ambition to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate.

Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State governor, called on all Nigerians to take up the solemn responsibility of sacking the non-performing APC Federal Government in 2019.

Governor Wike urged all PDP members, irrespective of their status, to ensure that the march to the Presidential Villa was not truncated by disunity.