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All our candidates are very strong - PDP warns Atiku ahead of 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to tighten his belt and subject himself to all constitutional instrument of the party to get presidential ticket in 2019. 

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Atiku who recently decamped from his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday, November 25, and there have been speculations that the former vice president would return to PDP. In an interview with Premium Times, the chairman of Pdp Board of Trustees, Walid Jibrin, warned that Atiku has a lot of potential opponent gunning to be PDP's candidate in 2019. 

Jibrin said: “Atiku must subject himself to all the constitutional instruments of the party, if he really wants to be president.” Jibrin said most of the presidential hopefuls that have expressed their intention since the party ‘zoned’ its presidential ticket to the north are political heavyweights and Atiku would have to contend with them. 

"All our candidates are very strong and the former vice-president is going to meet some interesting challengers," Jibrin added. Among those who have shown interest in running under the umbrella of PDP in 2019 are Sule Lamido and Ibrahim Shekarau. 

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