Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is one Nigerian that has never hidden his intenetion of running for president in 2019.

Atiku has reiterated his intention to unseat President Muhamamdu Buhari in 2019, the ex-VP told Reuters on Sunday.

He said would privatise parts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which has suffered mismanagement over the years, if elected president in 2019.

Atiku, who had re-joined the opposition PDP last December after falling out with the ruling APC, said he will also let the naira currency float to attract foreign investment.

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"I will allow the Naira to float because I believe that is one of the ways foreign direct investment can be encouraged to come in." 

With many Nigerians and former leaders in the country clamouring for a relatively younger president in 2019, the huge popularity of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, 75, in the north, and the ongoing alliances being formed among political parties, the dream of Atiku, 71, to secure the PDP presidential ticket let alone unseating Buhari would not be a walk in the park.
 
But he has said he would do more if he becomes president in 2019.

"I am also going to expand it to include the oil and gas sector which have not been touched at all and other major sectors of the economy like mining, solid minerals," he said.

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