USAfrica: Atiku to declare 2015 presidential bid under APC on September 24


Atiku to declare his 2015 presidential bid under APC on September 24

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Nigeria’s former Vice President (under President Olusegun Obasanjo), Atiku Abubakar, is set to announce another run for the presidential spot during the 2015 election on the platform of the opposition All Progressives Congress


He is scheduled to announce on September 24, 2014, according to his media adviser Garba Shehu. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, it was announced that the Atiku’s 2015 campaign will be managed by a former minister, Babalola Borishade. The statement read:
“Borishade is also a well-known political strategist who worked for the victory of the late Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and thereafter, the late Chief M. K. O. Abiola on the platform of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP).
“Borisade also worked as the strategist for President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 and 2003 elections, both of which were won resoundingly.”

Atiku added that “This is not about me; it is about our young people. It is about Nigerians. It is their future, not the past. It is about reforming government, securing the people and reconciling the nation.”
“Turaki is of the view that 2015 is special and a potential turning point in Nigeria’s history. We need to seize the moment; to give every Nigerian a chance to help redefine Nigeria as a place for them and their children to prosper and feel safe”, the statement said.

Abubakar who is almost 68 years old had a very public, contentious tangle with retired Gen. Obasanjo. Atiku is a founding member of the ruling PDP since 1999. He challenged Obasanjo in 2007 and incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.
USAfrica news index show Atiku had been mending fences with Obasanjo and other PDP heavyweights. It will be an uphill task for him to win the nomination of the APC with former military ruler and conservative Muslim Mohammadu Buhari, ex-Governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu and several social progressives one of who told that “Atiku seems too desperate to be President. He’s an interloper in APC….”By Chido NwangwuFounder of USAfrica multimedia and public policy networks, Houston.

VIDEO #CNN special #CHIBOK Girls n #BokoHaram Live intvw wt the Founder of USAfrica multimedia and public policy networks Chido Nwangwu. CNN anchors John Berman n Michaela Pereira.  

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Forthcoming 2014 BOOK: In this engaging, uniquely insightful and first person reportage book, MANDELA & ACHEBE: Footprints of Greatness, about two global icons and towering persons of African descent whose exemplary lives
Mandela-n-Achebe-by-Chido-book-frontcover-Lrs and friendship hold lessons for humanity and Africans, USAfrica Founder Chido Nwangwu takes a measure of their works and consequence to write that Mandela and Achebe have left “footprints of greatness.”


He chronicles, movingly, his 1998 reporting from the Robben Island jail room in South Africa where Mandela was held for decades through his 20 years of being close to Achebe. He moderated the 2012 Achebe Colloquium at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.“I’ll forever remember having walked inside and peeped through that historic Mandela jail cell (where he was held for most of his 27 years in unjust imprisonment) at the dreaded Robben Island, on March 27, 1998, alongside then Editor-in-chief of TIME magazine and later news chief executive of the CNN, Walter Isaacson (and others) when President Bill Clinton made his first official trip to South Africa and came to Robben Island. Come to this island of scourge and you will understand, in part, the simple greatness and towering grace of Nelson Mandela”, notes  Chido Nwangwu, award-winning writer, multimedia Chido_Nwangwu-speaking-jan11_2014specialist and founder of, the first African-owned U.S-based newspaper published on the internet, in his first book; he writes movingly from his 1998 reporting from South Africa on Mandela.

  Dr. Chido Nwangwu, moderator of the Achebe Colloquium (Governance, Security, and Peace in Africa) December 7-8, 2012 at Brown University in Rhode Island and former adviser on Africa business/issues to the Mayor of Houston, is the Founder & Publisher of Houston-based USAfrica multimedia networks since 1992, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet; CLASSmagazine,, the USAfrica-powered e-groups of AfricanChristians, Nigeria360 and the largest pictorial events megasite on the African diaspora www.PhotoWorks.TV . He was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans.         e-mail: wireless 1-832-45-CHIDO (24436).

IF any of the Nigerian President’s 100 advisers has the polite courage for the extraordinary task of reminding His Excellency of his foremost, sworn, constitutional obligation to the national interest about security and safety of Nigerians and all who sojourn in Nigeria, please whisper clearly to Mr. President that I said, respectfully: Nigerians, at home and abroad, are still concerned and afraid for living in what I call Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. FULL text of commentary, exclusively, at

USAfrica: BOKO HARAM’s latest killings sharpen divide for security team at Nigeria’s presidency. By Chido Nwangwu

Dancing with “ghosts” of BOKO HARAM, President Jonathan, Sultan Abubakar and Nigeria’s national security. By Dr. Chido Nwangwu


Margaret Thatcher, Mandela and Africa.  By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica, and the first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet Click for newscast video of London-based SkyNEWS, the global, 24-hour British international tv network’s interview with USAfrica’s Publisher Chido Nwangwu on April 11, 2013 regarding this latest commentary )

There’s a compelling political trinity to Nelson Mandela: the man, the messiah and the mystique.





  1. Ride on Atiku we are with you.
    Success to my political mentor Atiku Abubakar.
    We the youths are with you on this and welcome your intention to declare for your presidential ambitions in the coming days. Sky will be your starting point sir.

  2. Ride on Atiku we are with you.
    Success to my political mentor Atiku Abubakar.
    We the youths are with you on this and welcome your intention to declare for your presidential ambitions in the coming days. Sky will be your starting point sir.