The National Chairman/presidential candidate of the National Interest Party, Ms. Eunice Atuejide, has thrown in the towel.
Atuejide on Wednesday stepped down for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, barely four days to the rescheduled elections.
In a statement in Abuja, the former presidential hopeful gave reasons why she was stepping down for Atiku, adding that when she set out to contest for the presidency in 2016, she promised to always put Nigeria first.
She said, “I believe strongly that a Nigeria led by Atiku Abubakar will drastically reduce the suffering we have all endured under the President Buhari-led maladministration.
“I believe we will come out of the bottom pile of all human development indices, particularly the crown of being the poverty capital of the world.
“I believe there will be respect for human life, less nepotism, tribalism, religious fanaticism, insensitivity and outright disregard for the wishes of the Nigerian people.
“I strongly believe more competent Nigerians will be brought together from different places of origin, religions, creed, gender, age, background etc., to form the Atiku Abubakar-led government.
“I believe he would select that government to include the best Nigerians from every corner of the country.
“I make bold to state unequivocally that I stand with Atiku under the PDP this time. 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.”