Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President on the platform of PDP from 1999-2007, a strong contender in presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is rallying around other presidential aspirants seeking support for his presidential ambition.
Atiku on Saturday took his campaign to Kaduna at the residence of another presidential aspirant, Sen. Ahmad Makarki a former governor of Kaduna state and also the immediate past National Chairman of PDP to seek his support ahead of the party’s presidential primary for the 2019 general elections.
In his speech, he said the visit was aimed at seeking the support of Makarfi, who is also a presidential aspirant, as the party struggles to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
APC government is a total failure and therefore, the party must not be allowed to continue in office in 2019 he added.
Atiku said he was willing to support any other candidate of the party that emerged through a credible process, if he loses in the presidential primary.
On his part, Makarfi said both himself and Atiku Abubakar were eminently qualified for the country’s number one seat, adding that his presidential ambition was not a do or die affair.
Director General of the Atiku Campaign Organization and former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, as well as close associates of Senator Makarfi were also in attendance.
Other aspirants that Abubakar would have to contend with on the platform of PDP are the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso; a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.
Others include governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa; a former governor of Plateau State, David Jang; a former Minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki; a former Kaduna North senator, Datti Baba-Ahmed; and former senate President David Mark,