Nigeria’s Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other politicians who defected to the party have been given clearance to participate in the upcoming Peoples Democratic Party presidential primaries ahead of 2019 Presidential election.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan speaking in Abuja said that all the new entrants and old members of the party would be allowed to test their popularity during the party’s primaries.
He said, “We are not closing our doors to new entrants who want to contest the party’s presidential ticket. Our doors are open to them.
“We have amended our constitution to take care of their interest as well as those of other members. We are looking for credible people to fly our ticket in 2019.
“We have amended the constitution, which has now reduced the years that defectors can stay in the party before contesting election from two years to just six months.”