Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice-President and presidential aspirant seeking to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says only “immoral leaders” would prioritise politics over the country’s fiscal future.

He stated this in response to a post on Nigeria's 2017 earnings from oil, to which he highlighted ways he intends to develop the economy if elected President.

Atiku, who once served as Vice-President of Nigeria for eight years, went ahead to allude to the “failure” of the economic policies of the present administration.

A tweet via his handle read: “What is obvious is that Nigeria is in a dire fiscal condition, but the FG is quiet about it, because to admit this would be to also admit their economic policies have failed.

“Only immoral leaders would put politics ahead of Nigeria’s fiscal future. One of my first tasks as president would be to reintroduce transparency into the management of our nation’s economy.

“Having set the standard for focal transparency as VP and head of economic council, I know this is critical for turning our economic fortunes.”

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