Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday declared his intention to contest the position of the President.
Atiku made this declaration when he led some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party to the Government House in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
This is as the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said Nigerians must take up the responsibility of sacking the “non-performing” APC Federal Government in 2019.
Atiku and other PDP leaders were in the state to consult with chieftains of the party in Rivers State.
Atiku said that he was offering himself to set the country on the path of growth after “the serial failure of the APC.”
He said that since 2015, the APC Federal Government had destroyed the education, health and infrastructural sectors through poor budgetary allocations and releases.
“Since 2015, we have not seen a 100-kilometre road constructed by the APC Federal Government anywhere in the country,” Atiku said.
He pointed out that the APC Federal 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,” the former Vice-President added.
The presidential aspirant expressed the need for the unity of the country, saying that no component part of the country could progress alone.
Atiku urged the Rivers PDP stakeholders to support his ambition to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate.