No Special Concession For Atiku - PDP

No Special Concession For Atiku - PDP

Abubakar who was accompanied by a large crowd of supporters and praise singers and received by the Spokesman for the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye arrived the Wadata Plaza secretariat of the party at about 12 noon.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday denied giving any concession to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar upon his return to the party.

Also, former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau and the incumbent governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose have formally declared their intention to contest the party's presidential ticket in 2019.

"PDP did not extend any special concession to Atiku and the party will not extend any special concession to any other person".

"Atiku never asked that we concede anything to him and we never gave him anything".

"The party is out to establish a level playing field to enable party men and women exercise their rights and to give mandates to whomever they want to give mandates to", he said.

"This is another milestone recorded by the current leadership of our party in its quest to reconcile, rebuild and restructure the PDP ahead of the 2019 general elections and beyond".

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"We need to make this announcement to all our party members and well-wishers that the convention is going to be for delegates and we are expecting a little less than 3,000".

In his remarks, the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, said everybody was ready to collaborate with the planning committee to ensure the success of the convention and to see that it is conducted in a free and fair manner. So are all other PDP men and women are free to pursue whatever political aspirations they may have.

Okowa said his committee was trying to put up these measures in order to avoid overcrowding at the venue.

However, things took a dramatic turn when less than 24 hours after the purported endorsement, a youth group under the auspices of Northern Youths Politicians of Concerned PDP Like-Minds, dissociated itself from the stand of the elders, stating it was no business of the north to determine who emerged chairman since the position had been zoned to the South.

"I Want to urge aspirants to the various positions to please keep their campaigners away from the convention venue and we believe all campaigns would have stopped by Friday".

"I believe there will be an appropriate convention for that". And we want to appeal to all of them campaigning to desist from doing that.

Majority of the people TVC News spoke to described Atiku as a desperate politician who has come to the end of his career.

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