Former vice-president and leading presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will be commencing a consultation and familiarization tour across the country beginning from July 16, 2018 ahead of the presidential primaries of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The former number two citizen will begin with a scheduled visit to Gombe State on Monday then proceed to Borno State on Tuesday, Taraba on Wednesday and Adamawa on Thursday.
Atiku is expected to commence the South West visitation on Monday, July 30 in Lagos, while that of North East will start from Jigawa on August 6th with North West, South East and North Central scheduled for August 7th, August 13th and August 15th respectively.
An official reception in respect of his presidential ambition has been slated for Saturday July 21st in Yola by the Adamawa State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, tagged “Mega Rally”
Others seeking the PDP ticket are former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido; Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo; former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa; former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Ahmed Markafi; former Minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki SAN; former Governors of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) timetable released in January mandates all political parties to conduct party primaries including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries between August 18 and October 7, 2018.