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.
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.”