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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

2South East: PDP gives Atiku conditions for picking Vice President

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic

Party, PDP, has told its presidential candidate,

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, things to look out for as he

searches for his Vice ahead of 2019.


The leadership of the party, led by its National

Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, met with Atiku to

discuss the issue.

The meeting was held at the party’s presidential

campaign office, otherwise known as Legacy

House, Maitama, Abuja, on Sunday night,

according to Punch.

Some criteria were set for who should partner Atiku

to enable it to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari

in the February 14, 2019 presidential election.

Atiku and his team were the first to arrive for the

meeting before Secondus and his team, who were

delayed with flight schedule from Port Harcourt.

The meeting started late in the night and lasted for

about two hours.

Atiku was mandated to submit list of his preferred

candidates as running mates to the party.

The ex-VP was told that the running mate should

be younger than him and be grounded in the

economy, according to Punch.

The newspaper also reported that series of

meetings would be held within the week in order

to enable the party meet the deadline set by the

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,

for the submission of candidates’ names for the

elections.

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