Former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has said he has no plans of leaving the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. There were speculations at the weekend that the former vice president would defect to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in his bid for a presidential ticket.
A statement by his Media office has however described the speculations as a malicious attempt to confuse the public about Atiku’s aspiration. The former VP believes he will get the party’s presidential ticket for next year’s election as he remains the frontline aspirant for the presidential ticket.
The statement said Atiku’s passion and commitment to winning the PDP primaries is without any compromise and to assume that he will abandon the hard work he has done with the positive results he is getting from the stakeholders of the party is to say the least preposterous and unthinkable.
The campaign office urged Atiku’s supporters across the country to remain steadfast and see the contrived news of defection as an attempt to distract him from the set task of winning the PDP ticket and the 2019 presidential election.
Apart from Atiku, other PDP presidential aspirants include Governor Aminu Tambuwal and ex-governors Sule Lamido, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and Attahiru Bafarawa.