The presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide has opted out of the 2019 presidential race only a few days to the commencement of the elections.
Atuejide also declared her support for the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. The 39-year-old said in a statement released on Tuesday, February 19, that the race is between All Progressive Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar (PDP).
“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,” Atuejide said.Eunice Atuejide stated that her decision to opt out of the race was tied to the postponement of the February 16 polls, which she said was the deadline for her ambition.The lawyer then reiterated her commitment to “always put Nigeria first” adding that the incumbent president must not be allowed to continue to rule the country.