Former vice president of Nigeria and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said he believed President Muhammadu Buhari will handover power in 2019 if defeated.
Atiku said he does not think the president is a democrat but if he loses the election, he won’t refuse to do what is expected of him.
“Even though I know that President Buhari is not a democrat, I believe he will hand over if he loses.”
While addressing PDP supporters, who gathered at the residence of the embattled PDP Chairman in Kano, Ma’sud El-Doguwa, to welcome him, Atiku restated his earlier position on restructuring the country against recent criticism by the APC.
“I think the APC must be very ignorant because my position on the issue of restructuring dates back to the reports of the constitutional restructuring of 1994. If you check the report, you will find my contributions, as far as restructuring is concerned.
“By restructuring, I mean devolving powers to the states or geopolitical zones, as the case may be, so that they can assume and shoulder greater responsibilities of their respective states or zones.”
Atiku, who is hoping to get the nomination of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, September 13, told journalist at the party’s secretariat in Lokoja that the disagreement between he and the former president was not as serious as thought.