Riot Rocks Abuja As Ex-vice President Submits Nomination Form
Sources reports this came up on Thursday, September 6, when the policemen protecting law are now dispersing the rioters using teargas canisters and gunshots.
Meanwhile, Sources had reported that one of the numerous presidential aspirants of the opposition PDP, Taminu Turaki, and Benue Governor Samuel Ortom submitted their nomination and expression of interest forms for the general elections.
Turaki, a former minister of special duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, who submitted the completed forms on Wednesday, September 5, explained that all the aspirants agreed to support whoever emerges as the party’s candidate in 2019 presidential election.
He said that the aspirants were motivated by the assurances of the party leaders to conduct credible primaries. Turaki, represented by the spokesman of his campaign organisation, Sola Atere, said he would not step down for anybody but would support anyone that emerges as PDP.
In a related development, a former president of the Nigerian Senate, Senator David Mark, joined other aspirants on the platform of the PDP in the race for the 2019 presidential election.
James Oche, the co-coordinator of Door2Door, a support platform for Mark, confirmed the development on Monday, September 3. Oche added that his boss had carried out a nationwide consultation before reaching the decision to join the battle.