Former vice-president and presidential aspirant of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Atiku Abubakar (L) casts his vote during the presidential primary of the party in Lagos. ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) working under instructions from President Goodluck Jonathan are reportedly begging and putting pressure on former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) and rejoin the PDP, reports The Sun.
Atiku is being wooed back into the PDP to support the re-election bid of President Jonathan.
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The thinking in the Jonathan’s camp is that since Atiku has not been participating actively in the campaigns of the APC, he may be nursing a grudge against leaders of the party.
President Jonathan has allegedly offered to support Atiku in the presidential race in 2019.
Although Atiku has not yielded to the request from President Jonathan, the former Vice President is said not to have kicked against the planned defection of his supporters, who feel cheated in the APC.
Read more at The Sun.
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