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Atiku Speaks On Retiring From Active Politics

Atiku Abubakar with Nigerian Guild of Editors

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said he has no plans of retiring from active politics.

The former vice president stated this during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBCC) on Friday in Abuja.

Atiku, the Turaki of Adamawa, also refuted a claim that he would retire from active politics after the 2023 presidential election, saying that those peddling the claim are dreaming.

The former presidential candidate stated that he fought various military governments fiercely and would never retrace from fighting injustice and bad governance against the citizens.

Atiku stated that his active politics does not in any way block the chances of young politicians contesting for the presidency or any other elective position.

He said: “We fiercely fought even the military governments, let alone the civilian administrations. So, if you’re thinking otherwise, you might be dreaming. We would never retrace from fighting injustice, and bad governance. I am not yet tired of the political activism.

“We are in a democratic system and don’t forget that we are those who fought for its entrenchment. So, we are going to continue entrenching good governance and a sound democratic system. We would never fold our arms watching things deteriorating.”

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