Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will declare his presidential ambition on Wednesday, September 24 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to a statement, yesterday, in Abuja by his Media Adviser, Mallam Garba Shehu, former Minister of Aviation, Professor Babalola Borisade would head the campaign team.
Shehu explained Atiku’s decision to settle for Borisade, saying it is because he is seen as a popular and experienced political strategist.
“The former Vice President, His Excellency Vice President Atiku Abubakar GCON, the Turaki Adamawa will contest for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress, in the 2015 presidential elections.
“The former Vice President will be making the declaration on Wednesday September 24.
“The campaign will be anchored by a veteran of successful presidential contests and a former Minister, Professor Babalola Borisade.
“Borisade is also a well-known political strategist who worked for the victory of the late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and thereafter, late Chief M. K. O. Abiola on the platform of the defunct Social Democratic Party, SDP. Borisade also worked as the strategist for President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 and 2003 elections, both of which were won resoundingly.
“Turaki is of the view that 2015 is special and a potential turning point in Nigeria’s history – that we need to seize the moment, to give every Nigerian a chance to help re-define Nigeria as a place for them and their children to prosper and feel safe. He says a change is needed now, and he is ready to lead that change,” the statement said.