A former Vice President and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will commence a consultation and familiarisation tour across the country beginning from July 16, 2018 ahead of the presidential primaries of the party.Â
The former number two citizen will begin with a scheduled visit to Gombe State today, then proceed to Borno StateÂ on Tuesday, TarabaÂ on WednesdayÂ and AdamawaÂ on Thursday.Â
According to a schedule released by the the Director General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation and former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Alhaji Atiku will commence the South-west visitation onÂ July 30Â in Lagos while that of North-east will start from Jigawa onÂ August 6with North-west, South-east and North-central scheduled forAugust 7,Â August 13 and August 15Â respectively.Â
An official reception in respect of his presidential ambition has been slated forÂ Saturday, July 21Â in Yola by the Adamawa State chapter of the PDP, tagged â€œMega Rallyâ€
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)â€™s timetable released in January mandates all political parties to conduct party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from the primaries betweenÂ August 18 and October 7, 2018.Â
Atiku is expected to battle the former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido; Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo; former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa; former Governors of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for the ticket of the PDP.