Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was in Minna, Niger State earlier today. Atiku was accompanied by his campaign director general, Gbenga Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State, and other supporters from across the country, were in Niger State to solicit support for his presidential campaign and was received by a large crowd of supporters of the PDP and notable bigwigs of the party in Niger State.
He said the desire to reposition Nigeria and move it forward was the greatest factor motivating him to seek for the highest political office in country.
He assured stakeholders of working for the success of the Peoples Democratic Party urging for a level playing ground during the party primaries.
Atiku also vowed that he would not defect from the party any more, even if he fails to secure the party’s presidential ticket.
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 is provided.
Atiku 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 signed an affirmation to support whoever emerges as the party’s flag bearer in the 2019 elections.
He said he was ready to align with the decision.
He said he was in Niger State to solicit the support of party members, especially delegates to the forthcoming convention, to actualise his aspiration.