- The people of southeast and other regions have been asked not to abandon the PDP
- The appeal came from Atiku Abubakar who requested that Nigerians should have faith in the country's main opposition
- Some people have threatened to dump the party for APC to actualise Igbo presidency in 2023
Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, has urged all political zones in the country not to dump opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
PM News reports that the ex-vice president's message was targeted at members of the party in the southeast.
Legit.ng gathered there were reports that members of the party in the southeast are set to dump the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the refusal of the party to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the region.
The chairman of PDP and other chieftains of the party have repeatedly said it would not zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the southern part of the country.
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state had indicated that he would defect to APC where he plans to actualise his presidential ambition in 2023.
There have also been speculations that other PDP chieftains in the southeast may follow suit in the coming days in their bid to ensure the actualisation of the Igbo presidency in 2023.
Atiku, a northerner from Adamawa state, who is believed to be one of those working to get the presidential ticket of PDP in 2023 in an early morning tweet on Monday, November 16, reacted to the speculations.
He the southeast and all other regions not to abandon the party which according to him, is Nigeria's best friend.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Hope Uzodinma said that after David Umahi joins the APC, more governors from the opposition will defect to the ruling party.
It was reported that the Imo state governor made the statement on Monday, November 16, when he visited the APC national secretariat in Abuja.
He said the planned defection of Umahi from the PDP to the APC was sure to happen soon.
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