Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has officially announced he plans to pick the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections after meeting with the national leadership of the party.
Atiku Abubakar also vowed to work in the party’s interest, regardless of whether he wins or loses the sole Presidential ticket.
The presidential hopeful, while visiting the party’s headquarters in Abuja thanked the party leadership for the smooth conduct of the Ekiti State governorship primary elections, even as he asked for a repeat performance in Osun adding that transparent and fair primaries would help the PDP regain it’s lost glory.
”Whether I become the presidential candidate or not, I want to assure you that I will always discharge my obligations to this party. “If we can sustain the kind of primary that we had in Ekiti, there is no doubt that this party will be on its way to regaining the preeminence in power that we were known for,” Atiku stated.
Former PDP national chairman and a member of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, Okwesilieze Nwodo, tasked the party to field the best from the pool of aspirants that have indicated interest to contest the Presidential election in 2019. He condemned government’s handling of the spates of killings in the country, saying a man like Atiku was what the nation needs to restore hope again.