THE drab Nigerian political environment has lightened up. The expected ‘unexpected’ happened. Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria was elected at the PDP primaries held in Port Harcourt recently. It looked like this was never going to happen. Not just that this was the fifth and to my mind the final attempt of Atiku to become presidential candidate, but so much obstacle was put on his way by seen and unseen forces. As if those forces were not strong enough, the competition became even stiff in his new ‘old ‘ party. For the first time in the history of PDP, there were twelve solid contestants, each who could easily have become a formidable presidential material.
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