Gunshots were reportedly head around the PDP national secretariat, Abuja where former vice president Atiku Abubakar submitted his expression of interest and nomination form.
Daily Trust reports that this came up on Thursday, September 6, when the policemen protecting law by dispersing the rioters.
Atiku through his official Twitter handle said: ''I have just submitted my nomination form to the to officially declare my intention to seek the nomination of the party to run for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2019 elections.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a huge number of loyalists and supporters of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, took over the major streets leading to party's the headquarters in Abuja.
With T-shirts and face caps bearing the inscription, “Atiku 2019,” the supporters in their activities have caused serious traffic constraint for motorists, as they drum and sing in praise of Atiku who is expected to submit his expression of interest and nomination forms to run for the 2019 presidential polls.
In a related development, one of the numerous presidential aspirants of the opposition PDP, Taminu Turaki, and Benue Governor Samuel Ortom submitted their nomination and expression of interest forms for the general elections.
Turaki, a former minister of special duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, who submitted the completed forms on Wednesday, September 5, explained that all the aspirants agreed to support whoever emerges as the party’s candidate in 2019 presidential election.
He said that the aspirants were motivated by the assurances of the party leaders to conduct credible primaries.
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