PostNigeria - Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, may have technically bowed out of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as he has on Sunday, August 21, refused to refute the allegation of picking the 2019 Presidential ticket of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Atiku, who was reacting to a story in a national newspaper which linked him with the crisis in the PDP, simply said, “I have no hands in PDP’s crisis”. And refused to comment on his planned defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a post on Twitter by his media office, Atiku said he had no hand in the PDP problem.
Recall, that a Factional National Chairman of the PDP, Ali Modu-Sheriff, had last Wednesday, alleged that the rival Ahmed Makarfi Faction in collaboration with some PDP Governors, were planning to hand over the party’s 2019 presidential ticket to an unnamed founder of the party, currently in the APC.
Atiku, had previously in 2011, unsuccessfully sought the PDP’s presidential ticket, after returning to the party from the Action Congress, AC.
After the APC was formed in 2013, Atiku crossed to the party and in 2015, he was beaten to the presidential ticket by President Muhammadu Buhari.
There have however, been unconfirmed rumours that Atiku might return to the PDP, ahead of the 2019 elections to run for President again.
Although, sources said that the refusal of Atiku to release a full statement dis-associating himself from Sheriff’s allegation, means that there is an iota of truth in it.
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