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Atiku will defeat Buhari in 2019 —Adamawa PDP

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The Chairman of the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party , Tahir Shehu , has said if given the party’ s mandate , former Vice – President Atiku Abubakar will send President Muhammadu Buhari packing from Aso Rock next year .
According to Shehu , Atiku remains the only candidate with the requisite resources to confront and defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate in next year ’ s general elections.

Shehu said this on Thursday in Yola while announcing the mega ‘ welcome back ’ rally being planned for Atiku by the Adamawa PDP .

Atiku , a founding member of the PDP , had dumped the former ruling party in 2014 to join then opposition All Progressives Congress .

But his stay in the APC , which eventually ousted the PDP in 2015 , was short – lived .

Addressing journalists at the state party secretariat , the Chairman of the Adamawa State chapter of the PDP , Tahir Shehu , described Atiku ’ s return to the party as a “ big catch ” .

Shehu added that the return of Atiku , the Wazirin Adamawa , alone into the party , whether he chooses to vie for the presidency or not , was enough to make the PDP reclaim the state .

He said , “ Since the time the former Vice -President , Atiku Abubakar , the Wazirin Adamawa , came to rejoin the PDP , Adamawa PDP has made a big catch . But there was never a time we organised any gathering that would ‘ ginger ’ the region and show the world that , yes , the former Vice – President is from Adamawa . That is why the Adamawa PDP chapter sat , negotiated and discussed and made consultations with all the stakeholders , from the grassroots to the top on the need for a mega rally , preparatory to Atiku ’ s declaration in Abuja . ”

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He said the mega rally would hold on Saturday , in Yola .

According to him , the imposition of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu , under former President Goodluck Jonathan , as the governorship candidate of the party , angered many party supporters , who went and worked against the party.

“ But we are now ready to stage this rally to show that Adamawa is a PDP state after we unanimously agreed to bring back the PDP in Adamawa and Nigeria in general .

“ I also assure you that if the PDP gives Atiku the mandate as the party’ s candidate , because he remains the only formidable candidate that can confront the APC – led government of President Muhammadu Buhari that has betrayed Nigerians , with killings on a daily basis being visited on Nigerians. I assure them , God willing , he will defeat the incompetent APC government and unite Nigerians again . ”

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