The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in 2023, Atiku Abubakar, has stated that he will continue to contest for presidency as long as he has the health capacity.

When asked if he will contest again, Atiku said, “Of course, I will keep contesting again and again as long as I am alive and healthy.


“Even the former US President Abraham Lincoln contested seven times before finally winning.


“However, given the current state of the PDP, it is clear that a single-handed effort will not suffice to win the election. Strong support and collaboration with other parties are required,” he said.


Atiku is expected to be 81 by the next presidential election, which is expected to hold in 2027.




Recall that,Atiku has been on the ballot as a presidential candidate on three occasions — 2007, 2019, and 2023 of which he was defeated.


He said he is consoled by the fact that former United States President Abraham Lincoln did not win the presidential vote on the first time of asking ,so he is not moved by any defeat or loss, the main aim is to achieve his goals.


Speaking on the crisis in the PDP, Atiku said the party needs to be united and forge alliances with other political groups to win the presidential election in 2027.

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