NIP Presidential Candidate Withdraws From Race Backs Atiku
National Interest Party (NIP) candidate, Eunice Atuejide, has withdrawn from the race and expressed support for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard-bearer, Atiku Abubakar.
Atuejide said in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday that she stepped down because her race for the presidency was programmed to end on February 16 “and it had ended.”
“Therefore, the presidential election rescheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not involve me,” she said.
According to the lawyer, the race is now between President Muhammadu Buhari and, Atiku, adding that she was now committed to supporting Atiku, who she considers a better candidate. “I choose to fight for the benefit of all Nigerians on the side of Atiku. I cannot defend PDP for giving us bad leadership from 1999 to 2015, yet I cannot help but blame the APC for doing a much worse job from 2015 to 2019.
“Whether we call them PDP, APC, PPA, ANN, YPP, or NIP, we are all the same people moving from one political platform to the other in search of a place to speak out and be heard,” she added.