UNBELIEVABLE: Atiku Escape With PDP Registration Certificate?
There is confusion in the Presidency over the whereabouts of the registration certificate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Eagle Online reports that the Presidency, in a battle to secure its hold on the PDP, has sought, without success, for the certificate of registration of the party.
The presidency has however narrowed the search for the certificate to the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido.
But it is very unlikely that the certificate will be with Obasanjo as he was still in Yola Prison in Adamawa State when the party was registered.
Thus, Abubakar and Lamido who are both part of the breakaway faction under the chairmanship of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje are possible custodians of the certificate.
The trio, as well as some governors and chieftains of the party had stormed out of Saturday’s Special National Convention, over the disqualification of candidates perceived as enemies of Bamanga Tukur’s leadership.
Presently, loyalists of Mr. Jonathan believes the certificate is with Abubakar, because he paid for the registration of the party and the acquisition of its national headquarters, Wadata Plaza located at Zone 5 in Abuja.
Reacting, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs, informed DailyPost that the story is completely false.
The aide described it as a false alarm and fabricated imagination of mischief makers.
“I can confirm to you that the registration certificate of the PDP is with National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur,” he said in a text message Wednesday morning.