The campaign for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, got a boost on Tuesday when stakeholders of the party in Ondo State gave an open declaration to support him in the forthcoming primaries of the party.
The state Chairman of the party, Clement Faboyede, who welcomed Abubakar and his delegation, led by the Director General of Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, to the party secretariat, said all the delegates from Ondo State gathered at the event have resolved to support him in his bid to fly the flag of the PDP in next year’s presidential election.
“Other aspirants have been coming here and none of them has received this kind of reception accorded to you. It is a confirmation that Ondo State is totally for Atiku,” Faboyede said.
Abubakar, in his remarks, said words alone cannot convey his appreciation for the love and support he and his delegation received from members and leaders of the PDP in Ondo State.
Leaders of the party, including Chief Olu Agbi; former governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN); and several others took turn to eulogize Abubakar for his firm stance as a true progressive, a democrat and a crusader of restructuring.
Before the meeting with PDP delegates, Abubakar and his delegation had earlier paid a courtesy visit to the leader of Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasanranti, in his Akure residence.
Abubakar told the gathering of Afenifere elders, including Chief Olu Falae and Basorun Sehinde Arogbofa, that he was on a “courtesy and solidarity visit”.
“You (Atiku) believe in restructuring, which is a core objective of Afenifere, and so you are most welcome to this gathering,” Chief Fasanranti said in his welcome remarks.
Falae remarked that he believes Abubakar has everything it takes to be a good president of Nigeria