Like Lamido, Shekarau, Atiku Must Go Through PDP Primaries – Jibrin


Chairman, Board of Trustees, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Walid Jibrin, doesn’t believe the party would not grant former Vice President, Atiku Abubarka an automatic ticket to the 2019 Presidential Election.

Atiku, who has been lured by some of the PDP members to dump the All Progressive Congress in a bid to achieve his political aims, is yet to react on the move.

However, Jibrin revealed that Atiku would have to wait for his turn because the party won’t grant him automatic ticket.

“For now, we have a former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau; former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido; a former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, and so on, preparing to vie for the PDP presidential ticket.

“If the PDP grants Atiku a waiver, he should then join the cream of presidential aspirants in the
party to fight for the ticket in 2019.

“If the PDP considers Atiku for the automatic presidential ticket, what about those in the party who are showing interest? Should we throw them away? If
he is coming, he should come as an equal partner.

“We are ready to accept him; but he must follow the rules of the game. First, he must undergo primaries like any other person, and he must fight for the
presidential ticket.”

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