With less than eighteen days to the presidential election some adherent supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have placed former Vice President Atiku Abubakar under intense pressure to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) and back the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan. Daily Sun report.
On the other hand, Atiku’s supporters are also urging him to throw his weight behind the President, since he did not realise his ambition of being the standard bearer of the opposition party.
It was learnt that those making overtures to Atiku believe that having lost the APC ticket, owning to the support governors and National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gave to General Muhammadu Buhari, the former vice president should be aggrieved.
Grapevine has it that since the former vice president have not been participating actively in the campaigns of the APC, he may be nursing a grudge against leaders of the party and therefore, could accept to return to PDP.
Details of the offer to the former vice president were not revealed, but sources say that it may not be far from the 2019 presidential ticket of the PDP.
Meanwhile, Mr Atiku is reported to have been reserved and careful to the overtures from the President’s camp, he is said not to have kicked against the planned defection of his supporters, who feel cheated in the APC.