Former vice president Atiku Abubakar/Photo: AFP

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had inaugurated his presidential nomination council ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries, naming Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as the chairman.

The former vice president and a host of others are vying for the presidential ticket of the PDP in the 2019 general elections.

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Announcing the membership of the council, the Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization and former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel said that, “the work of this council – as the name connotes – is to mobilize PDP delegates from all the states of the country for Atiku to emerge as the presidential flag-bearer of our great party.

“Of course, when by the grace of God our aspirant becomes the candidate of the PDP, membership into this council will be expanded and more people will be drawn into the council.”

Also speaking, Atiku stated that the struggle for national renewal is usually a difficult one, but it is one that patriots must engage in if they hope to improve the lives of the citizens.

“Nigerians are yearning for jobs, for opportunities, for unity and security. We must work with them to deliver these.

“We must also restore truth in politics, justice and fairness in governance, and a genuine federal system that helps us address local priorities and run a more effective and efficient government,” he added.