- Governor Aminu Tambuwal held consultations with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday, August 12
- It is reported that Tambuwal's visit is in connection with his aspiration to vie for the presidency in 2019
- Abubakar and Tambuwal are among the eight presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Nigeria's former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state met behind closed doors in Abuja on Sunday night, August 12, Nigerian Tribune reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that both men met at the Asokoro Abuja residence of the former vice president in what sources close to Atiku said was a courtesy visit.
Paul Ibe, the media adviser to the former vice president, confirmed that Tambuwal was at Atiku’s residence.
However, Tambuwal was said to have had a separate meeting with the director-general of Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Atiku is in the middle of his consultation towards securing the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next year’s election, while Tambuwal, who has just defected to the opposition party, is also thought to be eyeing the ticket.
NAIJ.com previously reported that former vice president of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar has vowed to stay for only one term in office if he wins his party’s ticket and is elected president in the forthcoming 2019 election.
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Atiku told ThisDay in an interview published on Sunday, August 12 that to ensure he keeps his word, he would enter into and signed an agreement to vacate office after just a singular term of 4 years.
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