I will return Adamawa to PDP – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar . [Photo credit: Guardian Nigeria]

Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, said he would ensure Adamawa returns to PDP.

Mr Abubakar gave the assurance Saturday in Yola while speaking at a rally organised by the state branch of the party.

He said Adamawa was a PDP state and he would do all things possible to bring back the party to power in 2019.

Mr Abubakar, who formally declared his intention to vie for the presidential seat under PDP, said he was overwhelmed by the mammoth crowd that graced the occasion confirming the popularity of PDP in the state.

He criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) for failing Nigeria in areas of economy, security and job security, adding that he would address the the problem when elected president.

The National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, described Mr Abubakar as a leading presidential aspirant in the party that has the capacity to dislodge APC in 2019.

“PDP is a tsunami that will soon wipe out APC. We are not afraid, we are strong and coming like train to crush APC,” Mr Secondus said.

Mr Secondus assured all presidential aspirants level playing field and tasked APC on ensuring level playing field for all parties in 2019 general elections.

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Without mentioning names, Mr Secondus announced the defection of some commissioners, House of Assembly members and council chairmen from APC to PDP.

Speaking on behalf PDP senators, Ben Murray-Bruce said Mr Abubakarhas what it takes to make a difference 2019.

Representatives of Mr Abubakar’s supporters in the North-east, North-central, South-south and South-east who spoke at the occasion also endorsed him for the 2019 election.

(NAN)

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