"I did not join APC to contest for Presidency in 2015" - Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that he did not join the All Progressive Congress (APC) so as to run for the Presidency in 2015, but to nurture the party and ensure that good governance is entrenched in Nigeria come 2015.

Atiku who spoke in an interview with the BBC Hausa service, monitored in Kaduna on Monday, maintained that if it were because of a presidential ambition, he had clear chances of occupying the number one seat when he was in office with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, or even recently when he was in the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN ).


He said he let that go in the interest of the nation.

Atiku vowed that he would never return to the PDP, saying that from all indications, the party would no longer be what it used to be.