₦airaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,211,740 members, 4,828,329 topics. Date: Friday, 22 March 2019 at 11:50 AM

How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust (40957 Views)

Charly Boy's Song About Atiku Got Nigerians Talking As Festus Keyamo Shares Vide / Patrick Obahiagbon Gets Senatorial Ticket After Kneeling Down To Beg / 6 Top Contenders For PDP’s Ticket For 2019 Presidential Election (Photos) (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by lovesamzy: 4:02pm On Oct 09, 2018
More revelations have emerged on how Atiku Abubakar beat others to the presidential ticket of the PDP.

Atiku defeated 11 aspirants to emerge the party’s flag-bearer at the national convention of the party held at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at the weekend.

A chieftain of the party said Gov. Aminu Tambuwal would have won the election if not for the 11th hour support of former generals, including Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Theophilus Danjuma.

He added that it was difficult to get the buy-in of Obasanjo, who had sworn not to support Atiku.

“For Baba Iyabo, he was ready to support anybody, but Atiku. So it was difficult to get his support even with persuasion from his colleagues such as IBB and Danjuma,” he said.

He said Obasanjo finally succumbed following intervention of prominent international figures, including a former president of one of the powerful countries.

Another source said it took the intervention of a former President, Goodluck Jonathan, to persuade the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike, to accept the last minute decision of the power brokers.

“Wike was adamant. He felt it was unfair to abandon the initial agreement with Tambuwal, who was compelled to run for the office by the power brokers. It took Jonathan’s intervention and a phone call from Obasanjo,” he said.

Daily Trust reports that Jonathan and Wike left the venue of the convention on Saturday night and Wike returned in the morning of Sunday to cast his vote wearing a long face.

It was further gathered that Atiku had to make a lot of commitments to those who supported him in Nigeria to clinch the ticket.

“The biggest one was their safety; their freedom to live without fear when he finally wins,” a source said. “Many of them are not really after money or any power, but the serenity to live a normal life. Remember, President Buhari did not make any attempt to arrest many of them but they perpetually live with the fear of the unknown, strongly having the feeling that he would not spare them on his second return,” he said.

However, the campaign spokesperson of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi, claimed there was no alliance with power brokers.

“What alliance with power brokers? Which power brokers? There were 12 aspirants there and all of them went to the ballot. Everyman went to the ballot believing they had the chance of winning. It was only when the votes were counted that every man saw the number of votes he got. That is the beauty of a transparent democratic process. When you are going into an election, you put in your best, but there is always a 13th hour when you must wait for the verdict of history,” he said.

What next for Tambuwal?

However, it was gathered that Tambuwal was promised the vice president slot in 2023 as Atiku is expected to do a single term. Meanwhile, Tambuwal is expected to seek re-election as Governor of Sokoto State.

A former Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the Economy, Prof. Okonjo Iweala, is in the lead to emerge as the vice presidential candidate of the PDP this time around.

While Atiku’s preferred choice is a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, the power brokers are rooting for Iweala, it was gathered.

According to a source, the choice of Prof. Iweala will not only mobilise the people of the South East, but also get majority of female voters to support Atiku. She is also seen as possessing the international connection and goodwill to brighten the chances of PDP.

“The power brokers and the party want the vice president to come from the South West so that they can balance the equation with APC, which has settled for Osinbajo, but Atiku believes he can win the South West. He believes he has a good relationship with major stakeholders in the South West to win majority of the votes,” our source added.

The source added that Atiku had no problem with picking anybody from the South East, including a former Minister of Education and presidential aspirant, Oby Ezekwesili.

“I can’t be definite about the choice for now as negotiation is still ongoing. However, what has been agreed is that the candidate will not be an everyday politician. He or she must be a technocrat,” he said.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/how-atiku-got-pdp-ticket-after-firm-commitments.html

27 Likes 7 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by lovesamzy: 4:02pm On Oct 09, 2018
Nigeria shall be great again...






This FTC is dedicated to my late dad PA. David O. Salako that passed away 1st March 2018... May your soul continue to rest in peace...

66 Likes 2 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by slivertongue: 4:12pm On Oct 09, 2018
Atiku is far better than d incompetent xter in aso rock who earns salary for doing notin. d power brokers did well

166 Likes 9 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by mycar: 4:18pm On Oct 09, 2018
Nigeria will be great again.

25 Likes

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by gillsway: 4:21pm On Oct 09, 2018
But Wike voted Tambuwal? This the era of fake news indeed

27 Likes 1 Share

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by iamJ(m): 4:23pm On Oct 09, 2018
atiku fever, atiku is the chosen one, atiku is god sent cheesy cheesy cheesy some of u spoke to god and he told u that atiku is his man and u coiuldnt ask god why poverty gum ur family like water around fish in the ocean, atiku is corrupt but we love him, even if atiku is the son of the devil we love him cheesy


una never start, let him be the messiah, that thief will never smell that office, i'm ready to steal ballot boxes if needed, i will rig anything rigable, atiku hasnt build a single thing in the east but the igbos and bad choices is like peanut butter and jelly, its in their history always standing on the wrong side of things


buhari is not perfect but at least stealing has stopped, for una to even look pdp face again self cheesy cheesy cheesy i swear, all of u are ur problems


as for me and my household its buhari till 2023, then maybe a yoruba and igbo combination because i'm fair but atikulation is dead on arrival, we will burn ur votes, we are ready, come win make we see

63 Likes 5 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by hisexcellency34: 4:23pm On Oct 09, 2018
Enough of this trash on 'How Atiku Got PDP Ticket'. Let's focus on how he will get the ticket to Aso Villa now

41 Likes 2 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by temptnow: 4:23pm On Oct 09, 2018
The bottom line is, Buhari straight to Daura no stopover or leg over

45 Likes 3 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by GrammarNazi1(m): 4:24pm On Oct 09, 2018
gillsway:
But Wike voted Tambuwal? This the era of fake news indeed
...This is the...

8 Likes

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by CilicMarin: 4:24pm On Oct 09, 2018
I dey laugh Atiku and ipob yoots! grin grin

They will cry blood next year.

23 Likes 2 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by Chisaedhor: 4:24pm On Oct 09, 2018
cheesy
Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by Ebimor96: 4:24pm On Oct 09, 2018
CilicMarin:
I dey laugh Atiku and ipob yoots! grin grin

They will cry blood next year.
grin

63 Likes 4 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by wonuks(m): 4:24pm On Oct 09, 2018
I'm #atikulated already.

11 Likes 2 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by Nobody: 4:25pm On Oct 09, 2018
I don't know anything about politics,but I'm voting for this man,anything to send the lifeless one back to daura undecided

37 Likes 2 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by EmekaBlue(m): 4:25pm On Oct 09, 2018
Y always aboki

1 Like

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by CodeTemplar: 4:26pm On Oct 09, 2018
Atiku bought votes and buhari is already buy his also...
Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by Naijaguy12345(m): 4:26pm On Oct 09, 2018
grin

15 Likes

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by kamez(m): 4:26pm On Oct 09, 2018
atikulation

24 Likes 4 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by iammo(m): 4:26pm On Oct 09, 2018
grin in atiku's acceptance speech, the first person he thanked was his former boss obj for ever given him his first opportunity, this now adds up!! shocked

12 Likes 1 Share

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by Teeboi56: 4:26pm On Oct 09, 2018
He no consign me
Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by blackgold90(m): 4:26pm On Oct 09, 2018
I strongly believe Atiku will defeat buhari

32 Likes 3 Shares

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by elganzar(m): 4:29pm On Oct 09, 2018
Hd
Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by Ganzagangan: 4:29pm On Oct 09, 2018
Na dem
Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by Gboy101: 4:30pm On Oct 09, 2018
..

what to learn from atiku? to remain in a party or jumping party to another?

atiku was fortunate enough to have gotten the PDP ticket this time around on a platter of gold. after he left and abandoned the party in ruins. the party was almost destroyed by APC Stood, shatima but thank God for wike.


We must commend wike and fayose for staying put behind, and worked tirelessly to reclaimed the party from almost eminent collapses as the PDP lost out states elections from there stronghold as a result of that.

now atiku is back, he was the least person to have clinch on the party ticket because he lack the political will and patient to build anything. all he wanted is free ride to the ticket and when he don't have it, the next thing is that he leaves, it would have been easier to predict Atiku next step if tambuwal had succeed him.

for a long time ago, atiku marabout told him that he would be the president of Nigeria, there were also prediction that he shouldn't give up after OBJ frustrated all his prophecies, that dream is what atiku is holding faith on and not relenting but he doesn't have the calculation and patient.

speculators are already giving odds in favor of atiku, is the prediction of atiku marabout about to be fulfilled after 15 years? there is a saying that Destiny can be delayed but it cannot be change

9 Likes

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by Nobody: 4:30pm On Oct 09, 2018
grin
Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by omogidi234(m): 4:30pm On Oct 09, 2018
hisexcellency34:
Enough of this trash on 'How Atiku Got PDP Ticket'. Let's focus on how he will get the ticket to Aso Villa now

Thumbs up

1 Like

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by Kwamecron(m): 4:30pm On Oct 09, 2018
Dollarisation

1 Like

Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by koolgee(m): 4:30pm On Oct 09, 2018
Okay
Re: How Atiku Got PDP Ticket After 'firm Confirmation'- Daily Trust by chibwike(m): 4:31pm On Oct 09, 2018
Okay

1 Like

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

Kwankwaso Lands In Asaba To Douse Tension (photos) / Abdulrahaim Idris, One Legged Man, Gets Help - Pictures / President Buhari Vs Goodluck Jonathan's Mid Term Assessment Scores & Criteria

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 103
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.