Barely 24 hours after the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) opened the sale of nomination and expression of interest form for the 2023 general elections, the North East Business Forum has purchased the form for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Speaking shortly after receiving the presidential form, Atiku said, “In 2018 or (20)19 some young men contributed money and bought a nomination form, the first in political history since the return of democracy to our country and truly they made me to shed tears. They put together their hard earned money and purchased me a nomination form, that actually brought tears from my eyes. I was emotional about it.
Now again today like the chairman of the Northeast Business Forum said, we were invited and another guesture was extended to me. It was a promise. And today, it is a promise fulfilled.
“The challenges before us as Nigerians is enormous and in fact, I have never faced these type of challenges in the history of our country.
“Our unity is threatened, our economy is in the worst state of affairs since the inception of this country. Our security is a disaster. These are very serious challenges. These are challenges that require the unity of everybody in this country.
“These challenges cannot be solved by an individual or a group of individuals, or whatever. But they require all hands on deck. So my brothers and sisters, my fellow countrymen, what is before us is not an easy job. Nation building ordinarily is not an easy job.”