Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria's former Vice President.

Former Vice President,   Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will formally declare his 2011 presidential bid next Sunday, according to invitation for the event made available to PM NEWS this evening by his spokesperson, Shehu Garba.

As contained in the invitation, the former Vice President will formally announce his intention to contest for the highest office in the land at a world press conference that will be held at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel on Sunday afternoon.

The former number two man who will be contesting on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will at the event also give reasons why he is joining the presidential race and answer questions from the invited journalists.

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Atiku will join Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau who declared his intention to run for the 2011 presidency on the platform of All Nigeria’s Peoples Party, ANPP.

By Oluokun Ayorinde/Abuja