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I contested for Gov four times – Atiku

FORMER Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, says he contested the governorship position four different times before he finally won it in 1999.

The former Vice President made this revelation today while having an interaction with leaders of his support groups from across the country in Abuja.

Addressing the leaders of the groups, Atiku said that he was delighted that more young people are participating in politics today and that it is his dream to mentor the young generation and hand over his political structure to them.

He stated, “It is encouraging that these days I see many young people come to me declaring intentions to run for various political positions, some state assemblies, some national assembly and even some aspiring to be governors.

“The beautiful thing is that this shows that our democracy is being strengthened. I also started early like many of you. I started in my late 30s. During our time, our direction was to fight the military and return the country to civil rule. 

“In joining politics, you have to be focused, principled and courageous. For example, I contested for the governorship position four times before I was finally elected. That is politics for you. You have to be determined and courageous.”

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