- The former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, may still emerge PDP's candidate in the 2023 general election
- Party chairman, Uche Secondus, made the declaration after a closed-door meeting with party chieftains in Bauchi
- Secondus said Atiku has not been replaced by anybody but the party would select its candidate democratically
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied allegations that it has abandoned its 2019 presidential Atiku Abubakr for another ahead of 2023 general election.
Daily Sun reports that PDP chairman, Uche Secondus, issued the denial after meeting with some of the opposition governors in Bauchi.
Secondus noted that the party is being democratic and would ensure that everybody that is eligible to contest for the party's candidacy will do so.
"“This party is very democratic. There is no room for discrimination. Everyone who is qualified, both young, old, governors and non-governors, is qualified and will have the opportunity to contest and we have the space for everyone. If you win you become our candidate.”
Present at the meeting were the party's national deputy chairman for the north, Senator Nazif Sulieman Gamawa and former senate president, David Mark.
Also in attendance were host Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Governor Aminu Waziri Taibuwal of Sokoto and former governor of Gombe State, Hassan Ibrahim Dankwambo.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported recently of claims saying that Atiku would contest in the 2023 presidential election.
Adamu Abubakar, a son of the former vice president reportedly made the disclosure in Adamawa state.
According to the report, Adamu, who serves as a commissioner in Adamawa state government made the statement during an occasion held to mark the first anniversary of the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Finitiri.
Adamu has since denied the claim. He said his words were totally misinterpreted.
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