Likely to contest presidency on platform of new party
By John Eche
After weeks and months of speculations over his political future, former Vice President, VP, Atiku Abubakar, Friday, penned a letter of resignation and quit the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
He is likely returning to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from which he had defected in 2013, some analysts are saying.
Indeed, political watchers say that there is something really auspicious in the timing of the resignation, as it coming only days before the crucial National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, and could therefore afford the returning ‘founding member’ of the PDP some quality time to formally network with party members and leaders, ahead of the forthcoming 2018 primaries of the party to choose its presidential candidate for the 2019 polls.
A consunmate politician, Atiku has never hid his intention over the years to vie for the top-most job in the land and it is widely expected that he would be pushing very strongly to get the party’s nod to contest on its platform in the 2019 polls.
The Adamawa-born politician had served as a two-term Vice-President in the administration of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar