Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who recently defected to former President Ibrahim Babangida’s party may not have received the blessings of the former military henchman to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Atiku who defected last week from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) met behind closed doors with Babangida only to emerge with stone face after an hour and half.
Journalists and his supporters were on Thursday taken aback when they saw Atiku wearing a long face, an indication that all is not well.
He had visited Babangida in his Minna mansion with a retinue of supporters and journalists to seek support of the retired general for his 2019 presidential aspiration.
Atiku, is reported to have arrived Minna airport to a cheerful reception from his supporters.
Indications earlier emerged that PDP was not going to give Atiku waiver as a presidential candidate.
Atiku may have to go into primaries with the present Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi and former Jigawa governor Sule Lamido and governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose.