- Category: Politics
- Published on Sunday, 09 January 2011 17:50
- Written by The Nation
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FORMER National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Aliyu Mohammed Gusau (rtd) Saturday formally withdrew from the 2011 presidential contest of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In his letter which reads in part, he said: “I write to formally notify the National Chairman and members of the National Working Committee of our great party that I am withdrawing from the PDP presidential primaries for the 2011 election.
"This is in line with my commitments to the consensus arrangement which I am fully part of and thus affirming my personal conviction and compliance to the PDP amended Constitution 2009, Article 7(2)(c) which states that, ‘In pursuance of the principle of equity, justice and fairness, the party shall adhere to the policy of rotation and zoning of the party and public elective offices and it shall be enforced by the appropriate Executive Committee at all levels.’
"Sequel to the emergence of H.E. Atiku Abubakar GCON, as the consensus candidate whom I fully and willingly uphold, I therefore bow out from the current presidential selection procedure of the PDP including the primaries. I seize this opportunity to wish the party success at the forthcoming 2011 elections."