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I’m still contemplating running for presidency – Atiku Abubakar

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Atiku Abubakar,  a former Vice President, has said that he is still consulting and thinking deeply ahead of the 2023 elections as there are too many challenges confronting the nation.

The former V.P also stressed that the country was more divided now than it was during the Civil War.

Addressing members of the Let’s Fix Nigeria with Atiku group in his residence in Abuja, the former Vice President said insecurity and poverty had taken over the land and had never been this bad.

According to Atiku: “I have never seen this country with so many challenges at the same time. So, sometimes, when I am on my bed, I begin to wonder whether to go for it (contest) or not because the challenges are just too many. In my life, I have never seen Nigeria in such a bad situation.

“As far as the unity of this country is concerned, we are more divided. Even when we fought the Civil War, we were never as divided as this. We never had a breakdown of law and order like this because when we fought the Civil War; it was confined to a particular location, in every other place, there was peace.

“We never had this kind of poverty where even the farmer cannot go to farm the food to eat, not to talk of commercial farming. So, I have never seen this country so bad, and it is going to be a daunting task for anybody to come and turn things around.”

The former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, is yet to declare his intention to run again in 2023.

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