Ibrahim Babangida and Atiku Abubakar
According to a report by SaharaReporters, fresh facts have emerged on what former Vice President, Mr. Atiku Abubakar, discussed with former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, during his visit on Thursday to the latter at his home in Minna, capital of Niger State.
Mr. Abubakar recently defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in pursuit of his presidential ambition.
According to SaharaReporters, sources close to the meeting, revealed that the former vice president's discussion with General Babangida, who is a PDP member and has defended the former's decision to quit the APC, was largely based on developments within the PDP.
The party which, since its ouster from power in 2015 has been riven with crisis, holds its national convention on Saturday.
Mr. Abubakar, said a source, pleaded with General Babangida to speak on his behalf to the governors elected on the PDP platform, who have cold-shouldered him since he moved to his new political habitat.
Of special interest to Mr. Abubakar is the governor of Rivers State, Mr. Neysom Wike, whom sources said the former vice president asked General Babangida to call to order.
Mr. Abubakar also urged the former military ruler to use his closeness to Mr. Ahmed Makarfi, Caretaker Chairman of the party, to ensure that his candidates are elected into four strategic party positions at Saturday's national convention. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>