The presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, has stepped down from the 2019 presidential race.
The 39-year-old politician said she has realised that the 2019 presidential election is between Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Atuejide, who announced this on Wednesday, in a statement she personally signed and made available to journalists in Abuja, disclosed that she is endorsing Atiku.
She said: “To my mind, the political party platform is not the real issue nonetheless, it’s either Alhaji Atiku Abubakar under the PDP or President Buhari under the APC this time. I make bold to state unequivocally that I stand with Atiku under the PDP this time.
“I believe strongly that a Nigeria led by Alhaji 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, creeds, genders, ages, backgrounds etc. to form the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar led government.
“And I believe he would select that government to include the best Nigerians from every corner of the country.”