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Atiku To The Youths: Let’s Compete, Don’t Deny Us Our Constitutional Rights



By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

Instead of seeking to deny the elders their constitutional rights to pursue their presidential ambitions  the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has challenged the youths to compete for elective offices in 2023.

Atiku, who was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, hinted that the electoral field is also opened to the younger ones to compete, even for the Presidency with the older politicians

The Waziri Adamawa spoke while fileding questions from reporters after a closed door meeting with his ex – boss, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in his Penthouse inside Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Atiku, who arrived Abeokuta at 10.10am.went into a private meeting with his host, saying; ‘I came to see my boss.’

He was silent on what he discussed with Obasanjo during the about an hour long meeting.

“I came to meet my boss. We will let you know when I declared, we will give a formal announcement,” he said.

Asked whether he was confident of getting the ticket of the PDP in.view of the clamour for younger candidates, he said: “Have I ever failed to get the ticket? Let the youths compete with the elders. It is competition. It is democracy.”

Atiku later proceeded to the palace of Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, in Ake, Abeokuta where he recalled his stint in Ogun State as a trained Customs Officer.

Although, Atiku did not disclose his political ambition at the palace of the Alake ,but the revered monarch prayed that God will grant him his heart desires.


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