Atiku reacts to report of retiring from politics

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said he won’t retire from active politics anytime soon.

The former vice president stated this during an interview with BBC Hausa on Friday, May 17.

Atiku noted that those who think he will quit the stage despite the deteriorating state of the economy and the injustice going on in the country are daydreamers.

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 deteriorate.”

Politics Nigeria earlier reported that Atiku also hinted at the possibility of a merger with presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

“We fiercely fought even the military governments; let alone the civilian administrations,” Atiku said.

“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.

“Anybody who thinks there would be any misunderstanding between Obi and me is missing it. Nothing will happen. And we will always be there to support whoever is qualified to lead.”

Atiku also said his fate in the 2027 election would be determined by the zoning decisions of the party.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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