Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday said he
would not defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
anymore, even if he failed to secure the party’s presidential
Atiku stated this in Minna while addressing party supporters
at the PDP headquarters.
He, however, expressed optimism of winning the
presidential ticket of the party if a level-playing ground was
Abubakar called on the leadership of the party to
demonstrate high sense of political maturity in conducting
free, fair and transparent presidential primaries.
He said that such political commitment would boost the
party’s chances in the presidential election.
” I am ever ready to work towards the success of the party
if level-playing ground is provided during the party primaries
” Whether I become the presidential candidate or not, I
want to assure you that I will always discharge my
obligations to ensure the success of the polls,” he said.
He explained that all the presidential aspirants met with the
National Working Committee of the party on Wednesday
where they later signed an affirmation to support whoever
emerged as the party’s flag bearer.
He said he was ready to align with the decision.
He said he was in Niger to solicit the support of party
members, especially delegates to the forthcoming
convention to actualise his aspiration. (NAN)