Count me out of PDP crisis – Atiku
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday said he is not responsible for the leadership crisis currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The former PDP man and now a key member of the ruling APC has been linked with the crisis tearing the PDP apart.
Alhaji Modu Sheriff, a factional chairman of the PDP has accused some governors in the party of trying to impose the former vice president on the PDP as its presidential flag-bearer in the 2019 election.
Atiku was Nigeria’s vice president under the platform of the PDP for eight years during which he fell apart with the leader of the party and then President Olusegun Obasanjo.
In 2013, he decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC, and in 2015 contested for the APC presidential ticket which he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari.
A terse statement on his official Twitter handle, @Atiku, read: “Former VP @Atiku has no hand in PDP crisis.”
Atiku is well known as a money bag and a man endowed with deft political skills. He is also well known to be eyeing the Presidency from 2003 when he fell out with Obasanjo.