2019 presidency: Atiku reveals how Yar’Adua anointed him in 2003, blasts APC in Katsina


A former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has revealed how late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, anointed him for President in 2003.

Atiku spoke at the presidential campaign of the PDP, in Katsina State on Thursday.

Katsina is the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku said he was vying for the position in order to fulfil unachieved dream of the late Yar’Adua.

He said “I was introduced into politics by late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua of blessed memory and I grew up in politics in Katsina.

“Later, late Shehu anointed me as the presidential candidate in 2003.

“Today, it is time to fulfill the dream of late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua. Would you help Shehu achieve his unfulfilled dream?”

“The APC, three and half years ago, came here to promise you that they will restore the economy, improve security and unemployment, but they have failed.

“I am assuring you that if elected, we would restore the security, address the issue of unemployment and by the time that is done, we must have addressed hunger in the country.

“We would closely work with Lado (Katsina governorship candidate) to achieve this together in the state level,” Atiku stated.