Atiku in talks with PDP over 2019 presidential election

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Ex-Vice
President Atiku Abubakar has began secret talks with some leaders of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to
This Day, he is exploring a possible return to the party and to contest on its
platform in the 2019 presidential election.
The
discussions are coming on the heels of the pressure from the Adamawa chapter of
the PDP asking Atiku, who is currently a chieftain of the ruling All
Progressives Congress (APC), to return to the party now that its leadership
crisis has been resolved.
In the past,
Atiku contested for the presidency, once as a candidate of the defunct Action
Congress (AC).
He also made
two unsuccessful attempts to secure the presidential tickets of the PDP and
APC.
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It is
understood that his ambition to rule Nigeria has not diminished and he is
willing to stand again for the fourth time.
A PDP source
said some of the past and current Governors of the party are open to his return
and his presidential aspiration.
“The secret
discussions are ongoing with a wing of the leadership of the PDP and this has
encouraged the former vice-president to start consultations with critical
leaders in the northern and southern parts of the country.
“However,
Atiku has informed the PDP leaders who have approached him to guarantee him the
nomination of the party for the presidential election before he can leave the
APC, as he does not want to be messed up for the third time,” the source said.

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