Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said that he is not desperate to be Nigeria’s president. He stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin on Tuesday, after visiting the Oba of Benin.
Atiku, who was the nation’s Vice President between 1999 and 2007, said he would have become president in 2003 if he were desperate. “What do you expect my critics to say. I can run as many times as I want. I am fit and qualified and I still have ideas to put this country on the right path. What is wrong in trying again and again.
“I am not desperate to become President. If I were desperate, I would have taken the presidency in 2003. If I were desperate, I would not have stepped down for Abiola. I have the interest of this country,” he said.