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Presidential Ambition: Atiku Woos Lagos House of Assembly

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who is also All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant on Tuesday notified the Lagos State House of Assembly of his intention to visit the members in continuation of his nationwide tour to rally support for his ambition.

In a letter, which was read on the floor of the House by the Clerk, Ganiyu Abiru, the ex-president expressed his readiness to contest the 2015 presidential election.

In the letter, which was signed personally by Abubakar, the APC aspirant said members of the Lagos State House’s support are needed to actualize his dream.

While expressing his readiness to pay the visit, Abubakar added that the lawmakers pivotal role in the party made it necessary for him to propose such visit to serve as an interactive session.

The Adamawa born politician had on September 23rd during a press conference in Abuja declared his intention to contest the presidential election.

Atiku Abubakar, who was the Vice President between 1999-2007 under ex-president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo had contested the presidential elections in 2007 on the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and also contested the presidential primary in 2011 alongside president Goodluck Jonathan under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

While speaking during his declaration to contest in 2015, Abubakar had promised to focus more on education and youth development among others.

He said, “I have what it takes to bring people together and turn things around for better. I want to play a leading role in the trans-generation efforts to save this country and improve the lives of our people.

“I have decided that I will by the grace of God, along with other respected members of our party, seek nomination as a candidate of the APC to contest the presidential election 2015,” he said.

Alhaji Abubakar is currently contesting the presidential primary alongside with former military Head of State, Maj. General (retd) Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).

While responding to Abubakar’s letter, the Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji who presided over the plenary said once he gets the detail of the visit, he will communicate to members.

“I don’t have the details, immediately we have the details, it will be sent to all members,” Ikuforiji said.



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