The former Vice President, a newly resigned member of the ruling APC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is reportedly making arrangements to attend the December 9 convention of the People Democratic Party (PDP) along with his numerous supporters.
Atiku who resigned from his party on Friday morning stating various reasons why he had to quit the party, amongst which he claimed that the APC has become worse of what they formally condemn about other parties.
Atiku’s businesses and political movement in APC has continued to face clampdown from President Buhari over his rumoured presidential ambition to become a major challenger to President Buhari in 2019.
A member of Atiku’s inner circle confirms to WAILERSNG.com that not less than 5 governors elected under the platform of APC are also making efforts to follow Atiku to where ever he is going. Although in Atiku’s resignation letter, he did not indicate which of the party he is heading to but indications are pointing to the fact that he is most likely to rejoin the opposition PDP.
A cabinet minister under Buhari, Aisha Alhassan (Mama Taraba) has publicly declared that she would not support President Buhari should Atiku decide to run for President, she is also likely to dump Buhari’s women affairs job to join in the Atiku’s Presidential campaign.
The biggest challenge for Atiku now is how to clinch the Presidential Ticket under the platform of PDP, because some members of the party are already grumbling that Atiku cannot just return and be handed the ticket under no circumstance noting that there are other strong contenders such as Sule Lamido, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Shekarau and host of others who stood by the party through the thick and thin.
Recall that former President Goodluck Johnathan has advised Atiku to try all his best to make peace with Obasanjo who has vowed that in his life time, Atiku won’t be President. Atiku was instrumental to stopping Obasanjo’s undemocratic third term bid.
Atiku’s political future in Nigeria is a drama that gradually unfolds and worth watching.
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