October 11, 2018

Makarfi, Idris back Atiku



By Ben Agande & Boluwaji Obahopo

Kaduna—One of the aspirants in the just-concluded presidential primaries of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former chairman of the caretaker committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has promised to join force with the party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to return Nigeria to greatness.


Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar

In a congratulatory letter to Atiku Abubakar, Makarfi said he was ready and available to play any role that is expected of him to achieve success, saying “your emergence as the candidate of the party has gone further to reinforce the new philosophy and promise PDP holds for the present and the future of this country.”

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Also, former governor of Kogi State, Ibrahim Idris, described the presidential candidacy of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as a sign of hope for Nigerians.

This came as one of the party governorship hopefuls in Kogi State, Senator Nicholas Ugbane, also eulogised Atiku’s emergence, saying “the party now looks unstoppable for the 2019 presidential poll.”

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Idris, in a statement, congratulated Atiku, describing the convention as the most credible and transparent ever, noting that the choice of Atiku as the party’s presidential flag bearer by the delegates was noble.