ATIKU IS NORTHERN CONSENSUS CANDIDATE
ABUJA- AFTER months of permutations, speculations and political intrigues, the Mallam Adamu Ciroma led ‘’17-wise men’’ to get a consensus candidate for the north finally came up with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the ‘’anointed aspirant.
Briefing Journalists Monday at the Yar’adua Centre, Secretary to the Consensus Committee, Mallam Abdulkadir Sabo Bello reiterated the north’s position on zoning and completing the four year tenure of late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
With the announcement of Atiku Abubakar as the northern candidate, he would then wrestle with President Goodluck Jonathan at the primaries for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
I am humbled. says Atiku
The former vice president and beneficiary of the consensus arrangement, Atiku Abubakar has declared that he was humbled by his endorsements by the consensus committee saying that this time calls for a sober reflection on the challenges facing the country while expressing the hope that the conclusion of the concensus process would bring to an end the divisive politics that had trailed the exercise from its opponents.
In a statement issued after the exercise today , Atiku Abubakar commended members of the committee for their patriotism and sacrifice saying their decision was a product of wide consultation across the length and breadth of the country.