Tuesday, 23 November 2010

News Report: Nigeria's Former Vice-president Is North's Consensus Candidate

Atiku Abubakar
Nigeria's former Vice-president from 1999 to 2007, Mr. Atiku Abubakar is the consensus candidate of Northern Nigeria, the Northern Political Leadership Forum (NPLF) announced today.

The NPLF insisting that the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) should abide by its zoning policy that stipulates that the North would produce the Presidential candidates from 2007 to 2015, enpanelled a selection committee headed by Mr. Adamu Ciroma to screen and select a nothern consensus candidate from PDP's four presidential aspirants. Those screened were Atiku Abubakar, Ibrahim Babangida, Aliyu Gusau and Bukola Saraki.

Atiku Abubakar who returned to PDP after contesting the 2007 presidential election on the ticket of Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) is also a tycoon with interests in Oil and Gas, Agriculture, Maritime, amongst others.

chidi opara reports was not able to get reactions from the campaign organizations of the other aspirants at the time of preparing this report.