Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, reportedly held meetings with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state in order to solicit the support of the delegates from the state for his presidential ambition.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that the coordinator of the Atiku Campaign Organisation in Osun state, Jamiu Yusuf, confirmed this while speaking in Osogbo on Saturday, September 1, on the sidelines of the meeting with some delegates of the party.
Yusuf said he and other leaders of the Atiku Campaign Organisation had earlier had a meeting with the chairman of the PDP in Osun state, Soji Adagunodo and other leaders of the party in the state.
Yusuf said: “The Atiku Campaign Organisation has been working in Osun state and we held a meeting with the PDP chairman in the state and other leaders of the party today.
“The situation in the country now requires an experienced and a competent person and not a neophyte who will get to power and spent years learning what governance is all about.
“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has what it takes to get Nigeria out of its present problems and that is why he is offering to lead Nigeria. He is competent and willing to serve.”
Yusuf said the PDP was ready to rescue Osun state from the slavery and poverty the APC had allegedly plunged the state into.
He said: “The APC is synonymous with nepotism and that is the reason why they want to force Buhari on Nigerians in 2019 without considering other people who want the presidential ticket of their party.”