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Atiku visits Warri

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar was in Warri, Delta state, on Tuesday at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE. The Second Vice President of Aladja Community Council, Mr. Lucky Abeyi has stated that the visit to the institution was part of Atiku’s preparation for 2019 presidential ambition.Atiku with Ayiri

The Turakin Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar bagged doctorates in science at the University.

Mr lucky said: “As a person, the honour is befitting for the person of Atiku. You know he was there to bag a degree. He is a politician and I am a politician. His visit is a preparation for 2019. Politicians should support and see him as man who can lead the country.”

The former VP arrived the institution in company of Chief Ayirimi Emami, a strong loyalist of James Ibori, the Bishop of Abuja Archdiocese of the Catholic Church, His Eminence Cardinal John Olufemi Onaiyekan, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, HRM. Emmanuel Sideso Abe I, the President General of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU World-Wide, Olorogun Moses Taiga and Oil Magnate, Sir. Daniel Chukwu Edozie.

Atiku also paid a visit to the Olu of Warri, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli while he was in Warri.Atiku visits warri2

The romance between Atiku and Ibori is believed to be connected with the 2019 presidential election.

It would be recalled that Alhaji Atiku and Chief Ibori with the backing of other governors confronted former President Olusegun Obasanjo to step down for him (Turakin) to pick the presidential ticket on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Obasanjo had promised that if he is allowed to run for second tenure, he would back Atiku to become President of Nigeria in 2007.

Atiku agreed but with months to the expiration of Obasanjo’s tenure, the issue of third term agenda surfaced and Atiku and governors loyal to him vehemently opposed it.

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