Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar has declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2019.
Abubakar disclosed his ambition in a statement released to newsmen on Thursday.
Describing himself as a poor boy from Jada, Adamawa State, the ex-vice president said he has the vision and experience to run the affairs of Nigeria.
Atiku said he is a believer in the rule of law and a fighter for justice and equity.
He said: ”I am Atiku Abubakar, the poor boy from Jada, Adamawa state. I am a true democrat, a believer in the rule of law and a fighter for justice and equity.
”I believe in this country. If we work together under a focused and visionary leadership, we will make this country a stable and prosperous nation.
”I have the vision, the courage, the experience to lead this country. It is time to give back. I am ready to serve.
”Atiku…Nation on a rescue mission, Proudly Atikunation, we walk together; Nigeria of our dream, think Atiku; Atikunation 2019, if not Atiku then who?”