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2019: Atiku in trouble as his own state endorses Buhari for re-election

- Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamawa chapter, have passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and Adamawa state Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

- Chieftains of the ruling party in the state gave their blessings to the president in order for him to deliver fully on all his programmes

- According to the party stakeholders, President Buhari had done very well in office and should be given a chance to serve out two full terms, as was the standard of practice worldwide

- Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria, who also has ambitions for the presidency in 2019, was also represented at the meeting

A vote of confidence was passed on President Muhammadu Buhari and Adamawa state Governor, Muhammadu Bindow, by stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamawa chapter, on Saturday, October 21.

According to reports, the stakeholders urged Buhari and Bindow to seek a second term in the 2019 general elections.

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NAIJ.com gathers that in attendance at the meeting were members of National Assembly, State Assembly, elected council chairmen and other party executives.

Speaking on why the meeting was convened, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abba-Jimeta, the chief of staff to Governor Bindow, stated that the stakeholders had given Buhari their blessings for 2019 because they wanted the president to deliver on all his programmes.

He stated: “As far as Adamawa is concerned, Buhari and Osinbajo are our candidates for 2019.

“The standard practice worldwide is for a performing president to serve his two-terms in office.”

The governor’s chief of staff also decried what he described as maneuverings by some Adamawa APC members to score some cheap political points, by pitting the state government against the federal government.

Abba Jimeta further urged the president to reinstate the suspended secretary to the government of the federation, Babachir Lawal, if the investigative panel finds him not guilty.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former vice president and an Adamawa APC chieftain, was also represented at the meeting, by Yakubu Tsala, who called for unity in the ruling party.

Atiku reportedly also has plans to vie for the presidency in 2019.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria's former vice president allegedly met former president Goodluck Jonathan to consider offers made to him by a section of the leadership of the opposition party to return.

Reports state that some PDP chieftains are making efforts to bring Atiku back to the party’s fold; but the former VP gave them conditions which include being given an automatic ticket to contest the 2019 presidential election.

2019 Presidency: Nigerians reveal why they prefer Atiku to President Buhari - on NAIJ.com TV:

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Source: Naij.com

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