Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), AtikuAbubakar, will kick off his campaign for the 2019 presidential election in Sokoto State on Monday, December 3, 2018.
This was disclosed by the Director-General of the PDP's Presidential Campaign Council, BukolaSaraki, during a press conference on Friday, November 30, 2018."We are commencing our campaigns on Monday in Sokoto.
Thereafter, we are going to take our message to all the 36 States and the FCT, the 774 LGAs and all the wards in the federation," the Senate President said.
While next year's election, scheduled for February 16, 2019, is expected to be keenly-contested between Atiku and President MuhammaduBuhariof the All Progressives Congress (APC),they both face competition from other candidates including Donald Dukeof the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), ObiageliEzekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), FelaDurotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), and OmoyeleSoworeof theAfrican Action Congress (AAC). Others are Tope Fasua of the Abundance Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Eunice Atuejide of the National Interest Party (NIP), AdesinaFagbenro-Byron of the Kowa Party (KP), ChikeUkaegbuof theAdvanced Allied Party (AAP), Hamza Al-Mustaphaof thePeople's Party of Nigeria (PPN), Obadiah Mailafiaof theAfrican Democratic Congress (ADC), and many more.