A chieftain of the PDP and strong supporter of the Adamawa State-born political strategist told Global Patriot Newspapers, GPN, that Alhaji Abubakar has been consulting widely, especially among the Governors of the PDP and with other leaders of the party, using the opportunity to strongly market his candidacy.
The one-on-one consultations, our very credible source said, has seen the Turaki Adamawa “criss-crossing the country and holding fruitful discussions” with these key players in the main opposition party, stressing that a formal declaration will follow the consultations “soonest.”
He said that apart from the meetings with governors and other leaders of the PDP, the former Vice President has also been reaching out to Nigerians in the diaspora as well as world leaders to officially intimate them of his intention to seek the ticket of the PDP and ultimately, run for the nation’s presidency in the 2019 presidential polls.
The source said further that Alhaji Abubakar is due back in Nigeria from a trip abroad and is seriously working towards forming a broad national coalition, using his formidable nationwide political organization as springboard.
The political tactician, GPN was told, has been receiving positive feedbacks from his contacts across the country and was on the verge of throwing his hat into the ring.
“You will be hearing from him (Atiku Abubakar) very soon. It was important for him to consult the elders, the governors and other political leaders of the party first before going public,” the source pointed out, noting that “ the assurances he has been getting from many of these stakeholders have strengthened his resolve to join the race to run and win.”