Ex-VP begins nationwide tour
Former vice-president and leading presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has begun tour of the country ahead of the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former number two citizen visited Gombe State on Monday, and was expected in Borno State yesterday, Taraba today and Adamawa tommorrow.
A schedule released by the the Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation and former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, said the former Vice President will commence the Southwest visitation on Monday, July 30 in Lagos, while that of Northeast will start from Jigawa on August 6, with Northwest, Southeast and Northcentral scheduled for August 7, August 13 and August 15 respectively.
An official reception in respect of his presidential ambition has been slated for Saturday July 21 in Yola by the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), tagged “Mega Rally”.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) timetable released in January mandates all political parties to conduct party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries between August 18 and October 7, 2018.
Atiku is expected to battle the former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido; Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo; former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa; former Chairman of PDP National Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi; former governors of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso for the ticket of the PDP.
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