Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has told the Peoples Democratic Party National Working Committee that he was supposed to be consulted first before the party’s presidential ticket was open for anyone to bid.
The presidential hopeful said this on Thursday when he visited the party’s NWC in Abuja.
He also added that he has 11 million votes that he can use to help the party return victorious at the polls in 2023.
The PDP 2019 Presidential candidate, who commended the party leadership for allowing others to contest, insisted that “I deserve the right of first refusal”.
President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2015 defeated Atiku and other presidential candidates with over 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 of the states.
Buhari polled 15, 191, 847 votes while Atiku, a former Nigerian vice president between 1999 and 2007, got 11, 262, 978 votes.
The PDP 2019 presidential flagbearer also pursued the case up to the Supreme court where he also lost due to the “lack of any scintilla of merit and therefore needed to be dismissed”.
He is presently contesting against former Senate President Bukola Saraki; Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike and a lot more for the party’s ticket.