- The Adamawa chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) says it has adopted Atiku Abubakar as its candidate in 2019
- Atiku's adoption follows the election of the executive members of IPAC, a body made up of 38 political parties
- Usman Bakawu, the publicity secretary of IPAC, says the body would begin mobilisation ahead of the 2019 election
The Adamawa chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), an umbrella body for 38 political parties in Nigeria, has reportedly adopted Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of 2019.
Sahara Reporters states that the decision was reached after IPAC elected its new officials in the state on Monday, November 19.
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The report quoted Usman Bakawu, the publicity secretary of IPAC, as saying that the group was synergising to mobilise support for Atiku Abubakar.
“Yesterday the former vice president received us in audience and gave us useful advice on how we can synergise to move our dear state forward.
“And I can also confirm to you that IPAC, Adamawa state chapter, has identified with Atiku and in the coming days, we'll be working towards mobilising our various supporters for the Waziri Adamawa,” he said.
Legit.ng understands that Tahir Shehu, who is the chairman of the PDP in Adamawa and an Atiku campaigner, was elected the head of IPAC in the state.
It was learnt that the election was keenly contested and that the PDP chairman polled 20 votes to defeat John K Muva of the Social DemocratIc (SDP) who scored 18 votes.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar launched his policy plan on Monday, November 19, via a Facebook live video.
However, John Gbor, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)'s presidential candidate, called on Nigerians to look for an alternative away from the APC and the PDP in the 2019 presidential election.
The APGA presidential candidate argued that both PDP and APC had failed Nigeria, adding that if the country must rise again as the giant of Africa, it must vote him as the next president.
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Gbor expressed disappointment in the government the country has had so far, adding that "Buhari, APC and PDP have failed Nigerians. That’s why Nigerians are suffering. They cannot even govern well."
Gbor, who said the race for the 2019 is open, also described Atiku and Buhari as a failure. He said that if Nigerians really wanted a change, they should vote him to power.
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