Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday formally declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2015.
Atiku declared his presidential bid in Abuja with a promise to ensure “safe and secured lives’’ for the Nigerian youth.
“You, the youth, endowed with fresh ideas, bubbling energy and a passionate desire for change; you are the hope of this nation. Without you, we really can’t talk of a future with hope and confidence.
“Making sure you receive quality and affordable education and training, secure good jobs, support your own families and contribute positively to the development of our country.
“This is what a responsive and responsible government owes its citizens; this is what our generation owes upcoming generations,’’ he said.