Eunice Atuejide, presidential candidate of the Nationwide Curiosity Social gathering (NIP), has withdrawn from the race for Nigeria’s primary seat.
An announcement by Atuejide, who additionally doubles because the Nationwide Chairman of NIP, on Wednesday, famous that the get together would pitch its tent with Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP).
She stated though she couldn’t defend the PDP “for giving dangerous management from 1999 to 2015”, she would advise Nigerians to vote the PDP again into energy on February 23, 2019.
The assertion learn partly: “Once I set out on this journey in 2016, I promised myself one factor — to all the time put Nigerians first! I invested a lot into bringing collectively all the choice candidates and when that failed, I invested much more into my race for Presidency. I pursued my bid for the Presidency like my life trusted turning into the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019 and I’ve no regrets by any means.
“Certainly, no establishment in your entire world might educate me the issues I realized racing for the Presidency in Nigeria in 2018/2019, significantly as I began out being an excessively idealistic younger lady decided to save lots of her nation from demise in a single day. The expertise up to now is a obligatory aspect in my political improvement and publicity to the electioneering course of in Nigeria, so I’m grateful.
“My race for the Presidency was programmed to finish on 16th February 2019, and it ended on that day. Due to this fact, the Presidential Election proposed to carry on 23rd February 2019 because of the final minute postponement on the a part of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) doesn’t contain me. The truth is, the race is simply between the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Due to this fact, each well-meaning Nigerian, significantly these whose get together logos are on the poll sheets ought to choose a aspect. No matter we do on Saturday 23rd February, we will probably be voting both Atiku or Buhari, i.e. both PDP or APC for the 2019 Presidency.
“I can’t defend the PDP for giving us dangerous management from 1999 to 2015, but I can’t assist however blame the APC for doing a a lot worse job from 2015 to 2019. Plus whether or not we name them PDP, APC, PPA, ANN, YPP or NIP, we’re all the identical individuals transferring from one political platform to the opposite seeking a spot to talk out and be heard, or a spot to return to energy to serve our individuals, or a spot to run free with our need to steal our nation dry.
“To my thoughts, the political get together platform shouldn’t be the actual problem nonetheless, it’s both Alhaji Atiku Abubakar beneath the PDP or President Buhari beneath the APC this time. I make daring to state unequivocally that I stand with Atiku beneath the PDP this time.”
She went on to record causes she picked Atiku, which embrace his selection of Peter Obi as operating mate.