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Wednesday 13 December 2017
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Will Atiku return to the PDP before December?

Ex-VP says coup not answer to Zimbabwe’s troubles

By John Eche

 

Political watchers are presently speculating as to whether former Nigerian Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, would return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP before that party’s national convention event in December.

 

This is even as the South-West chapter of the Nigeria Youth Coalition (NYC) has joined several other interest groups to urge the  former Vice President to ensure that he returns to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before December.

 

In a statement by Abiodun Emmanuel, the coordinator of the group, that was made public on Thursday, he also joined former President Goodluck Jonathan in urging Atiku to equally seek the support of former Nigerian leaders like Olusegun Obasanjo in his presidential bid.

 

According to him, the former Vice President may not be able to secure PDP’s ticket if he does not participate in the forthcoming convention.

 

“We want the former vice-president to return to the PDP as soon as possible so that he can participate in the December convention,” the statement read.

 

“He should be part of the PDP rebirth, this will avail him a better chance to compete during the party’s primary, ahead of the 2019

 

“We are ready to mobilise Nigerian youths in support of Atiku, come 2019 elections. Nigerian youths are confident that only the former vice-president is competent and experienced enough to lead Nigeria to economic prosperity.”

 

And in another development, Atiku has said that the latest coup was not the solution for problems facing the republic of Zimbabwe.

 

He urged the Zimbabwe military to keep the constitution and ensure that peace was restored in the country.

 

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar

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