Prepare to run again in 2027, APC chieftain mocks Atiku


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and former Deputy National Publicity, Yekini Nabena, on Friday, mocked former Vice President Atiku Abubakar whom he urged to start preparations in earnest ahead of the 2027 presidential election.

The development is coming barely 24 hours after the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party denied betraying President Bola Tinubu over the allegation of certificate forgery he levelled against him at the court.

Rather, he said the former Lagos State governor abandoned him as well as the Action Congress of Nigeria and supported Umaru Yar’Adua of the PDP in the 2007 presidential poll.

Atiku also recalled how he saved Tinubu by not allowing former President Olusegun Obasanjo to take over Lagos State in the 2007 general election.


But Nabena insisted all the noise over the Chicago State University certificate of the President was a pre-election matter that had been forgotten.

In a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, the former APC deputy spokesman urged Atiku to concentrate on preparing for another contest in 2027 instead of attempting to drag the nation backward.

Nabena also called the attention of Nigerian justices and the Supreme Court to the contempt of court by Atiku on the matter already in the court of law.

He said: “Let me use this medium to tell the former Vice President to start preparing for another election in 2027 as usual. Heating up the polity over pre-election matters will not make him President of Nigeria. The registrar of Chicago State University, Caleb Westberb, never said President Tinubu forged the certificate he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria.

“Atiku Abubakar should know by now that Nigerians have moved on. The country is now enjoying good governance because this administration is responsive and responsible. See what is happening across the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies. Nigerians will no longer wait for months to get their passports when they apply. Over 204,000 backlogs have been cleared within three weeks.

“Think about the welfare packages for the elderly by the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry. The bold step to remove the fuel subsidy that has held the country hostage for a long time has seen government intervention in all sectors including aviation, health, transport, economy, agriculture, and security among others. This Renewed Hope Agenda is already working and Nigerians won’t allow anyone, including Atiku or Peter Obi to drag the nation back to the desert.”

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