The presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, has dropped out of the 2019 presidential race to support the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, after the 39-year-old lawyer realized that the 2019 presidential election is between Atiku and President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Eunice Atuejide dropped out to support the presidential candidate of the PDP who she admitted that he’s imperfect but would always put Nigeria first.
She noted that despite the PDP’s bad leadership in government between 1999 and 2015, Buhari’s APC has done a much worse job from 2015 to 2019 and their ‘incompetence’ cannot be allowed to continue. 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.”