Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2018

Atiku Visits Fayose, Says PDP Is Set For Victory In Ekiti

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By Alaba Ajibade – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday led a delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders to Ekiti State in a bid to rally support for Governor Ayodele Fayose ahead of the next governorship elections.

Mr. Abubakar urged for support for PDP candidate Kolapo Olusola, urging the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to accept defeat while predicting victory for PDP in the July 14 governorship election.

“We are satisfied that the Peoples Democratic Party is prepared for this election. We hope that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will accept the outcome of the election,” he said.

A statement from the office of the Director General, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCO), Gbenga Daniel, also disclosed that the campaign team will be in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State capital on Tuesday in continuation of Mr Abubakar’s nationwide tour.

According to the statement, Mr Abubakar will be in Rivers State on a two-day visit between Wednesday and Thursday where he is expected to commission some projects executed by Governor Nyesom Wike in the State.

Mr. Abubakar’s team includes: Dep. Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, former Senate President David Mark, former Kano Governor Shekarau, former Governor of Ogun and Director General, (APCO) Gbenga Daniel, and Sen.Eyinnaya Abaribe.

The team were earlier received in Akure, Ondo state capital, will also pay courtesy calls on some major stakeholders in the PDP in Rivers State.

“The team will thereafter proceed to Lagos and Delta States on Sunday, 24th and Tuesday, 26th of June respectively where the presidential hopeful will hold consultative talks with leaders and chieftains of the party in both states.

“It will be recalled that Atiku had earlier visited Ekiti, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States meeting with the respective governors of the States before taking a break to observe the Ramadan fast that took him to Saudi Arabia to perform the lesser hajj.

“Other PDP states lined up for subsequent visits of the PDP presidential aspirant include Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Gombe and Taraba,” the statement added.

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