Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has notified People Democratic Party (PDP) of his intention to contest the 2019 presidential poll and called for free, fair and transparent primaries.
He said free and transparent primaries would boost the party’s chances in the presidential election as well as restore its lost glory.
Abubakar commended the party for the conduct of a free and fair primary election which produced its candidate for the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti.
He pledged to work in the interest of the party, whether he won or lost its ticket.
“Whether I become the presidential candidate or not, I want to assure you that I will always discharge my obligations to this party.
“If we can sustain the kind of primary that we had in Ekiti, there is no doubt that this party will be on its way to regaining the pre-eminence in power that we were known for,” Abubakar said.