I’m most qualified to lead Nigeria – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar endorsed by Adamawa APC
File photo of Atiku Abubakar and to his left is Adamawa Governor, Jibrilla Bindow

A presidential aspirant of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar, has said President Goodluck Jonathan’s poor leadership was due to a lack of experience.

He said Mr. Jonathan was not qualified to lead Nigeria as a president.

The former vice president was addressing delegates of the APC primaries in Jos on Tuesday at his residence.

He said Mr. Jonathan was forced into office and did not willingly contest the 2011 elections.

Mr. Abubakar said Mr. Jonathan had fallen short of ideas to govern Nigeria, considering the current security situation.

“Today, we are suffering all forms of issues as a country, because we have someone on board, who was not qualified to vie for the presidency, that is why he is doing what he is doing, because he did not seek for the position he is occupying,” Mr. Abubakar said.

He said he was contesting the forthcoming elections to correct the wrongs in Nigeria.

“Of all those contesting the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria, I am the most qualified,” he said. “I served Nigeria eight years as vice president in a democratic government; who among them has done such, and I am the most suitable. But I am not desperate. If I was desperate I should have supported (Olusegun) Obasanjo’s third time plan, but I rejected the idea, that was why the third term ambition could not succeed. If I did, all those in government today, where would they have been?

“Apart from this, I am one of those who fought tooth and nail for the return of democratic governance in Nigeria. Some persons lost their lives in the process. I rejected working in the military era. They offered me various appointments, but I turned them down.”

Mr. Abubakar appealed to APC members nationwide to support any APC candidate that would clinch the ticket of the party’s presidential flag bearer to contest with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Speaking on governance in Plateau state, the APC presidential aspirant called on the Plateau electorate to change the fortune of the state by voting out PDP.

The event was brief as the APC Presidential aspirant revealed he was rushing to Abuja to be screened on Tuesday.

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