Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar can now heave a sigh of relief.

It seems his presidential ambition which was few hours ago looking very bleak has brightened up again.

Arising from a meeting of its national working committee, NWC, in Asaba, Delta State, on Monday, the party said media reports that its leadership had connived with some governors on its platform to deny Atiku Abubakar a presidential ticket were untrue.

The PDP “is open to all Nigerians aspiring for various elective offices, including the presidency,” the party’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said in a statement.

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Abubakar, a former vice-president, who recently joined the PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress, is considered a front runner for the party’s presidential ticket in 2019.

Ologbondiyan said the PDP NWC members, together with the governors, discussed issues of national importance and did not at any time consider taking any partisan position at the detriment of any of its members, contrary to some media reports.

Some of the reports have said the PDP governors endorsed Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State, who is also making consultations for his 2019 run on the platform of the party.

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