Former Vice President and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Sunday , said that he would not give up on his bid to become the president of this country now or in the future. He said he was determined to continue to vie for the office of President if he lost the present bid until he eventually scaled through in the near future. Atiku, however, said that his chances of winning his party’s primary on Dec. 10 were bright. He also said he was ready to support whoever emerges at the primary election to ensure that person’s victory at the 2015 presidential election. Atiku made this declaration in Dutse, Jigawa shortly before holding a closed-door consultation with Gov. Sule Lamido in Dutse.
Atiku had earlier told newsmen that he was in Dutse to interact with his party delegates ahead of the Dec. 10 presidential primary of the party. The former Vice President criticised the alleged swoop on APC data office in Lagos by security operatives.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Atiku met with Lamido for one hour 30 minutes in his personal residence. Newsmen were barred from covering the meeting as it was said to be “private’’. (NAN)