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Atiku meets with Jonathan over 2019 Presidency



Former Vice President and Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar reportedly met with former president Goodluck Jonathan over his plan to run for president in 2019.

According to Thisday, the meeting was part of the effort to lure Atiku back to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The PDP had reportedly for a while been making efforts to have Atiku return to the party, but the former vice president had given several conditions for his return, including that he be given an automatic ticket to represent the party at the 2019 presidential elections.

However, in a claim by a source, the meeting, called by Atiku, had Jonathan asking him to return early enough to fulfill certain provisions made by the PDP constitution. The source said:

Atiku was advised to return early to enable him to fulfill the eligibility condition in the party’s constitution and also have ample time to integrate his political structure into the PDP’s.

He was also reportedly advised that he stands a better chance with PDP, as APC has nothing left to offer him.

The source said:

He was told to note a recent comment by the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, stating that as the incumbent, President Buhari had a right of first refusal even when the decision would have to be his.

That has been buoyed by Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai who had practically launched Buhari’s re-election campaign.

Thisday also reports that members of PDP are willing to sit back and have Atiku run for president with the party’s ticket, including Ekiti State governor Ayo Fayose, who already has declared his intention to run.

Fayose would be willing to run with Atiku as vice president, Thisday reports.


  1. GYOnlineNG.COM

    October 9, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Can’t wait for 2019 general election to start.

  2. Elle

    October 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I can understand Atiku, but Fayose? this people are not serious at all? PDP absolutely not ready? what happen to Atiku and Donald Duke? Fayose? abeg NO Jor!

    • Bia

      October 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Yes Jor! Where we not here when APC gave the ticket to a sick/ailing man who has done nothing but take back the hands of the clock? A corrupt (Yes CORRUPT. Buhari is as corrupt as the next politician.) His own is hiding under whitewash. A wicked old man who has systematically turned Nigeria into a Northern affair so brazenly? How do you a Minister from petroleum do not meet with your Minister of State for the same portfolio? You all think Maikanti Baru did all he did at the NNPC alone? He has Buhar’s backing. Hausa/Northerner steal with style, they chop and clean mouth. Southerners be burning each other at the stake over a tuber of yam. How did Babangida become so wealthy? How come Abacha is still giving back even from the grave? TY Danjuma nko? The Oke NIA affair? That one has entered voicemail. I can go on.

  3. sharon

    October 9, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Buhari is such a tribalist that anyone asides him is preferble

  4. Funke

    October 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    @Bia I liked your useless comment by mistake! Your hate for Northerners will consume you and all the remaining haterz!!! Didn’t Jonathan steal? Diezine or whatever her name is Nko? The same Fayose you are supporting and Obanikoro Nko? How about we talk about Patient Jonathan’s 4 billion naira property In Abuja? Do you want me to go on? Cos the list is veryyyyyy and extremely Long!!!!!!! Every one of them are corrupt and steal money so do not put this on just Northerners! Fun fact: I am not even from the north but the hate on them is to much Haba Kilode?

  5. lami

    October 9, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I believe Nigerians deserve the kind of leaders they get, how can people forget easily the magnitude of corruption that went during Jonathan’s administration .buhari would have done well but unfortunately he is being sabotaged by both his political associates and the masses, nobody gave him a chance. Buhari over atiku, Jonathan,any day anytime.

  6. lami

    October 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    *went on

  7. Rewajus

    October 9, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Hahaha!jonathan woe Atiku?Dead on Arival.They have failed woefully again.Atiku can’t even win local government election in his own state let alone presidential election.GEJ is a useless leader & his administration is worse than useless.

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