2019: Atiku meets Jonathan, advised to decide quickly on his return to PDP

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has heightened speculations about his imminent return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan.

This Day reports that the meeting was held at the instance of Atiku, who is reportedly considering offers from PDP chieftains to return to the party.

Jonathan was reported to have advised Atiku, currently in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to consider returning to the PDP early enough, as he has to be a member for a period of time, before he could be eligible to contest for political office.


“Atiku was advised to return early to enable him to fulfil the eligibility condition in the party’s constitution and also have ample time to integrate his political structure into the PDP’s,” a source privy to the meeting said.

The source added that it was made clear to Atiku, that he stood a better chance to realise his ambition in the PDP than the APC, since President Muhammadu Buhari looked set to be given a right of first refusal by his party’s leadership

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