- Wednesday, August 15, was a day of hearty welcome for Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, in Owerri, Imo state
- Atiku's visit to the state capital was aimed at meeting with some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- This is in keeping with his resolve to go on nationwide consultations with party chieftains ahead of the 2019 presidential election
Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president of Nigeria, and a delegation led by the director general of his presidential campaign organization and the former governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, visited Owerri, for a meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Imo state in continuation of his consultations across the country.
Atiku and the delegation were warmly and hospitably received by the party's state chieftains led its chairman, Barrister Charles Ezekwem, Chief Emmanuel Iwanyanwu, the former governor Achike Udenwa, a former minister, Chief Kema Chikwe, Senator Chris Anyanwu and other top members of the opposition.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that Atiku had 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.
NAIJ.com gathered that Atiku on Sunday, August 12 that to ensure he kept his word, he would enter into and signed an agreement to vacate office after just a singular term of 4 years.
He said: “If I am elected as the President in 2019, I give an undertaking that I would only do one term. Having said that let me remind Nigerians that Buhari also gave such an undertaking in 2011, but he is not living up to it today. My own case will be different. I am prepared to sign an undertaking to do only one term.”
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