Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said that he will work for the success of the party even if he does not win the presidential ticket he said this While speaking with members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Minna, the Niger state capital on Thursday,
According to TheCable, the former Vice-President said all the presidential aspirants met with the national working committee of the party on Wednesday and agreed to support whoever emerges as the party’s flagbearer in the 2019 elections.
Atiku said he was ready to align with the decision. “I am ever ready to work towards the success of the party if level playing ground is provided during the party primaries,” he said.
“Whether I become the presidential candidate or not, I want to assure you that I will always discharge my obligations to ensure the success of the polls.”
Speaking further, he expressed optimism of winning the presidential ticket of the party if a level playing ground is provided, and called on the leadership of the party to demonstrate “high sense of political maturity in conducting free, fair and transparent presidential primaries.”
The Presidential Aspirant said further that the bid to offer his service to the nation is what motivated him to come out and contest.
“I have always been motivated by service to the nation and not for selfish reason. There is no question of me pushing so hard. If I am strong enough and health enough, why not continue to offer my services to the country.
“I do not think I will like to be anybody else other than a Nigerian. The country have been good to me and I will continue to offer my service to the country. That is my main motivation and it is not motivated by selfishness. ”
Atiku said that he is not ready to retire from politics,”my retirement in politics will depend on my ability, age and health. I will continue to serve this country. ”