A southern-based youth group has called out former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar over his presidential ambition.
The group known as Southern Youth Alliance (SOYA) called on former Nigeria Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to declare his intention to run for the president in 2023, as any further delay by him would be viewed as an act of cowardice. The group also claimed it will petition Atiku if he fails run for the number one office in the country in 2023. President of SOYA, Ismail Ridwan, stated this in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during a press conference said; “The country requires a choice of a leader who can speak the truth, mend fences of division and belong to the South and the North.” The group said it wasn’t comfortable with Atiku’s silence or reluctance in declaring his intention to contest . “If he does not do so, we will believe he is a coward, we will believe he is scared. We are respectfully making a demand that His Excellency Atiku Abubakar breaks the air about his ambition to run for the 2023 presidential election and make a declaration in the affirmative,” he said.