Atiku was Nigeria’s Vice-President between 1999 and 2007

Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has appealed to his friends and associates not to bankroll adverts to congratulate him on his 72 birthday.

The birthday of the presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections is on 25 November.

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Atiku said with utmost humility and appreciation of their good intentions, he would prefer if his well-wishers instead sent their funds for adverts and congratulatory messages to charity organisations of their choice.

He made this known in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, on Wednesday.