- PDP's presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has advised the party not to focus on the 2023 elections at the moment
- Atiku said the opposition party should rather focus on rebuilding and strengthening ahead of the forthcoming challenges
- Atiku's statement follows the announcement by the PDP BoT chairman that the party had started the move to produce a consensus presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections
Nigeria's former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections has revealed what his party should focus on ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Atiku in a tweet via his official Twitter handle, @Atiku, in the early hours of Saturday, January 4, said the PDP should not focus on the 2023 elections at the moment.
The former vice president said the focus should rather be on rebuilding and strengthening the party for the challenges ahead.
"Our preoccupation at this point in the PDP should not focus on elections, but on rebuilding and strengthening our party for the challenges ahead of us," he tweeted.
Legit.ng notes that Atiku's statement follows the announcement by the PDP's Board of Trustee (BoT) chairman, Walid Jibrin, that the party had kickstarted the move to produce a consensus presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
The PDP BoT chairman shortly after the announcement alleged that he was receiving death threats for not endorsing Atiku as the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.
He told journalists on Thursday, January 2, in Kaduna that some persons offended by his announcement were describing him a traitor for failing to declare Atiku as the party’s preferred candidate.
“I have received calls from some people threatening my life over my coming out not to mention that the presidency of this country be zoned to the northeast,” he said.
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