Atiku votes, says “I look forward to successful transition”

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate has cast his vote. He was accompanied by his wife, Titi and some aides. Mr Atiku who voted about 10: am described the electoral process as smooth so far. When asked if he will accept the result of the election, Mr Atiku said he is a Democrat. ” I’m a Democrat. I look forward to a successful transition”, he said. Details later…

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Sule Lamido may withdraw support for Atiku – Aide

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A special assistant to former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, has claimed that his boss may withdraw support for the presidential candidate of the PDP Atiku Abubakar. Umar Danjani, said his boss was not happy with the way the PDP presidential campaign team sidelined him in activities in the aftermath of the presidential primaries. Danjani also said that the PDP presidential campaign team is not ready to win 2019 election. Lamido, one of the aspirants who lost out at the opposition party presidential primaries vowed to support Abubakar’s bid to…

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2019: Atiku banking on Igbo vote to oust Buhari – Report

The main challenger in Nigeria’s election next year aims to outflank Muhammadu Buhari by campaigning in a sometimes neglected part of the country where the president is deeply unpopular: the southeast. With a tight race in prospect, a strong showing there could give Atiku Abubakar the votes he needs to deny Buhari, a former military ruler, a second four-year term as the elected leader of one of Africa’s most powerful nations. Abubakar is targeting regional voters – who are mostly members of the Igbo ethnic group – through his choice…

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Atiku is a walk-over in 2019 – Sen. Ndume

Sen. Ali Ndume has said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, will be a walk-over for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections. Ndume, Chairman, Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, made the statement at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. He said the All Progressives Congress(APC)) was not perturbed by Atiku’s emergence, adding that he was not a threat to the party in any way. According to him, the records are there for Nigerians to judge. “Next election…

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Atiku launches policy, promises to attract investments, support 50m SMEs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to attract investments and support 50 million Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises, if elected president in 2019. Abubakar, while unveiling his Policy Launch through live Facebook address in Yola, Adamawa, said the purpose was to double the size of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) to 900 billion dollars by 2025. He said that the investments would create a minimum of 2. 5 million jobs annually and lift at least 50 million people from poverty in the first two years. He…

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BREAKING: DSS searches Atiku’s plane as he returns from Dubai

Operatives of the Department of State Services in the early hours of Sunday swopped on the private jet of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar. Mr Atiku made this known in a tweet from his official Twitter handle. The former Vice President, who had been in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since his election as the candidate of the PDP for the 2019 election, returned to the country at about 1am through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Abubakar, who landed at about…

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We’ve been abandoned – Atiku Support Groups cry out after buying N12 million form

Everything seemed not to be going well for some members Atiku Abubakar Support Groups since the former vice president emerged as the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) early this month. The groups, which claimed to have raised the sum of N12 million to purchase the PDP presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for Atiku, said they have been abandoned by the Gbenga Daniel led Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO). But another support group, Atikulating a New Nigeria Movement, however, assured that the former vice president would…

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JUST IN: South East Governors, leaders meeting ends in deadlock over Obi’s nomination as Atiku’s running mate

Meeting of governors and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South East zone of the country ended without any resolution regarding the nomination of former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi by the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, as his running mate. The governors including, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, David Umahi and Okezie Ikpeazu of Enugu, Ebonyi and Abia respectively, met with National Assembly members and other party leaders at the residence of Deputy Senate President (DSP), Ike Ekweremadu in Enugu for more than one hour and ended…

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Why Atiku picked Obi as running mate

…Gbenga Daniel confirms ex-gov’s appointment   Former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has been chosen as running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Obi, an industrialist and consumate politician, became a popular choice ahead of others considered for the position from the South East. Among notable politicians from the zone who were said to have been considered included former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwuala, Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, former Secretary of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Senator…

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BREAKING: Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate for 2019 (PHOTOS)

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has picked the former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi, as his running mate. Both Atiku and Obi had earlier gone into a closed-door meeting at Mr Atiku’s residence at about 3:30pm today, New Telegraph learnt. Atiku had been endorsed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, when he met the latter in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Thursday. At the meeting in Abeokuta, Obasanjo said he had forgiven the former vice-president and even congratulated him as “president-to-be”. More details later…

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