2019: Atiku Gives Saraki A New Job
The members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are really closing ranks to oust President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019.
Some developments are showing that there is no rancour in the party after their primary election produced a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as its presidential candidate ahead of the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Few days ago, it was Mr Abubakar and Rabiu Kwankwaso holding talks on how to bring the PDP back to power in 2019.
Nearly two weeks after the PDP primary election, Mr Abubakar has appointed Dr. Saraki as the Director General (DG) of his Presidential Campaign.
After the primaries held in Port Harcourt, some Nigerians on social media praised the media team of the Senate President that handled his #GrowNigeria mantra and that may have triggered his choice as the DG or Atiku Campaign.
Congratulatory messages are already pouring in.
A senator representing Bayelsa State, Ben Murray-Bruce, congratulated the Senate President.
"Congrats my leader, Distinguished Senator Bukola Saraki on your appointment as Director General, Atiku Presidential Campaign.
"Indeed, the lines are falling in the right places," Mr Bruce said.
It is not clear if Saraki will take over the duties of a former governor of Ogun State, Mr Gbenga Daniel, earlier made the Director General of Atiku Campaign Organisation or work on a different capacity.
Mr Daniel was appointed in May.
One thing, however, is certain that the Senate President, who had pushed his #GrowNigeria slogan, will now push Atiku's #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain.
Saraki's appointment came few days after Atiku chose a former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, as his running mate, a choice that has drown mixed reactions from the South East region of Nigeria.
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