- Southwest Chapter of the Nigeria Youth Coalition (NYC) disclosed why Atiku Abubakar should return to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- NYC declared that Abubakar should go back to PDP so that he can participate in the December party's convention
- The group said he might not secure the presidential slot of the party if he fails to do the needful
Southwest Chapter of the Nigeria Youth Coalition has called on Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president to return to the Peoples Democratic Party.
NYC declared that Abubakar should return to PDP “as soon as possible” because he may find it difficult to secure the presidential slot of the PDP if he fails to participate in the party’s December National Convention.
NAIJ.com gathered this in a statement by Abiodun Emmanuel, a NYC coordinator, who said the Waziri of Adamawa possess knowledge of modern economic policies and political economy which the current administration lacks.
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The statement read: ''We want the former vice-president to return to the PDP as soon as possible so that he can participate in the December convention.
''He should be part of the PDP rebirth, this will avail him a better chance to compete during the party’s primary, ahead of the 2019. We are ready to mobilise Nigerian youths in support of Atiku, come 2019 elections.
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''Nigerian youths are confident that only the former vice-president is competent and experienced enough to lead Nigeria to economic prosperity.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Jonathan said Atiku cannot get the presidential ticket of the APC and hinted that he should go for that of the Peoples Democratic Party.
There has been speculation that the former vice president would contest in the 2019 presidential election although this has not been made official yet.[embedded content]
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