About 469 Atiku Support Groups have threatened to recede their support for the candidature of Atiku Abubakar, as they accused Atiku Presidential Campaign Office (APCO) of neglect.
The coalition of Atiku Support Groups known as APCO support groups, warned the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against sabotaging the effort of the presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as they did to former President Goodluck Johnathan in 2015.
Mr. Amb. Enobong Iyang, the convener of the group, threatened to withdraw their support for Atiku if urgent steps were not taken to address their grievances.
The leaders, while meeting at the APCO office in Abuja on Tuesday, said that the situation could affect Atiku’s outing in 2019 if not properly managed.
The leaders said that despite the effort of the groups to ensure victory for the PDP at the polls in 2019, the leaders of APCO have continuous denied them of attention.
The leaders also stated that they had expanded their personal resources to mobilise support for Atiku across the 36 state, without any recognition.
They reported that prior to the Port Harcourt presidential primary election of the party, APCO had 860 support groups and the leadership set up a special committee of seventeen leaders known as L-17 to vet and trim the groups into a sizeable and manageable number.
The L-17 committee swung into action and eventually trimmed the number to 469 authenticated groups and submitted same to the leadership of APCO but nothing has been done.