Atiku: Whether I win or lose the presidential ticket, I’ll work for success of PDP

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he will work for the success of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) even if he does not win the presidential ticket.

Speaking with members of the  party in Minna, Niger state, on Thursday, Abubakar said all the presidential aspirants met with the national working committee of the party on Wednesday and agreed to support whoever emerges as the party’s flagbearer in the 2019 elections.

He said he was ready to align with the decision.

“I am ever ready to work towards the success of the party if level playing ground is provided during the party primaries,” he said.

“Whether I become the presidential candidate or not, I want to assure you that I will always discharge my obligations to ensure the success of the polls.”

He, however, expressed optimism of winning the presidential ticket of the party if a level playing ground is provided.

Abubabakar called on the leadership of the party to demonstrate “high sense of political maturity in conducting free, fair and transparent presidential primaries.”

He said such political commitment would boost the party’s chances in the presidential election.