Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has run for president five times. His current bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 will make his sixth attempt.
In an interview published by Financial Times, Atiku said his bid to become Nigeria’s president is a lifelong ambition that he will continue to pursue as long as he is alive and healthy.
“It is a life-long ambition and as long as I’m alive and strong and healthy, I will continue pursuing it,” the Financial Times quoted Atiku as saying in Lagos after a campaign rally.
I’ve come to the last stage now. I don’t think after this I will run again,” he said.
After saying he would continue to pursue the presidential dream if he’s alive and strong, Atiku quickly suggested the presidential 2023 election would be his final act.