PDP debunks report of Atiku exclusion from presidential race

The People’s Democratic Party has said their presidential slot is open for all to contest.

The clarification came following media reports that the party had cleared Senate president Bukola Saraki, Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso to contest for the post while Atiku Abubakar was excluded.

PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan said in a tweet that everyone was free to contest for any position in the party.

Kola Ologbondiyan @officialKolaO

“This is a misleading story/tweet. Everyone and anyone in our great party is FREE to CONTEST ANY POSITION he/she deems fit…,” he tweeted.

Tambuwal and Saraki, recently defected from the ruling All Progressive Congress to PDP, have not formally stated their intentions to run for presidency. However, sources claim they have plans to contest for the post.

It is unclear if Saraki will contest for the post after he was appointed as the National Leader of the party by the PDP National Executive Council.

Meanwhile, Senator Kwankwaso, who also recently returned to the PDP, has begun his bid for the presidency under PDP. He unsuccessfully contested for the presidency primaries under APC in 2015.

Former Vice president, Atiku formally declared his intention to run for the 2019 presidential elections in March, months after he defected from APC.

Author: NaijaRoko

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