Former vice-president and foremost presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku
Abubakar, on Friday paid a courtesy call to the National Secretariat of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.
During his visit which was attended by all members of the party’s National
Working Committee (NWC), Atiku praised the leadership of the party for
ensuring a free, fair and transparent election at the recently conducted
Ekiti gubernatorial primaries.
According to him: “Let me start by commending the NWC for piloting a free,
fair and transparent primaries in Ekiti. I believe if we sustain this, PDP
will do exploits with this precedents you have set, PDP will regain its
prominence. I wish to congratulate the members of the NWC as managers of
the party and your performance is indicative of how Nigerians see the
party,” he said.
While speaking on his presidential ambition, Atiku stated that one of the
reasons for visiting the party’s headquarters is to formally put the party
on notice of his intention to present himself as an aspirant for the
exalted office of the President of Nigeria under the party.
Alhaji Atiku further reiterated his commitment to the party and Nigeria as
a whole whether he gets the ticket or not.
Speaking on behalf of the NWC, the party Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus,
stated that the leadership has vowed to return the party to the original
vision of our founding father.
“We have total commitment to run a free fair and transparent party. We will
conduct all election primaries with the utmost fear of God. We cannot allow
Nigeria to collapse,” he said.