PDP convention: Atiku speaks on Buhari's anti-corruption war, leadership style

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Meanwhile, ahead of 2019, not less than 41 political groups across party lines in Cross River State, under the revived Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), have adopted former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as he plans to run for the presidency in 2019.

Four chairmanship aspirants, including Senator Rashidi Ladoja, former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel and former Lagos State PDP governorship candidate Mr. Jimi Agbaje, announced their withdrawal from the race in "the interest of the party".

"We will ensure that agriculture becomes commercialised and mechanised".

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Aliyu commended the National Caretaker Committee Ahmed Makarfi for holding forth during the party's trying moments.

On his part, Chairman, Post-Convention Planning Committee and Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson tasked all aspirants to demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship before, during and after the contest, adding that only one of them is fated to win the election.

The PDP stalwarts spoke at the elective national convention of the party in Abuja. "Governors alone do not determine the standard bearer of a party", he said. "What I mentioned was for the governors and secondly what I said is support". "We will follow all the constitutional provision and an individual opinion does not matter at this stage, Buhari will want a normal process", Tinubu had said. Under the APC, Nigeria is disunited, more than it was during the civil war.

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"Comparing the APC in government and the record of the PDP in government, we in the PDP achieved a 10-year expectancy of our people". The APC promised us restructuring, in office the APC denied restructuring. Under the PDP, Nigeria was united. The APC promised war on corruption but all they have delivered is a war on the opposition.

"Look, you have to look at the achievements of this president in these few years. The PDP is the party that will restructure Nigeria into a modern nation with working institutions".

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