- There are now stronger indications that former Vice President Atiku will contest for the PDP's presidential ticket again in 2023
- Dele Momodu, a new PDP member, said the ex-VP told him they would meet at the field, saying he heard the popular journalist is interested in the 2023 presidential election
- Momodu who just defected to the PDP met with Atiku at the party's national convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja
Momodu who announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, October 29, met with the former vice president at the opposition party's national convention at the Eagle Square on Saturday, October 30.
Taking to his Instagram page, Momodu opened up on what he and Atiku discussed. The post reads:
"I felt honored when the former Vice President of Nigerians Wazirin Adamawa ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR challenged me to a contest: “Dele, I heard you want to contest Presidential election, we shall meet in the field… You also wrote that I’m too old…”
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"I responded: “Your Excellency, I can’t take a unilateral decision on contesting Sir. Also, I did not say you’re too old, I said age is a factor and there are many young qualified Nigerians and your boy who responded to my article did a poor job…”
"Alhaji said he didn’t send the boy to write the reply… I was very impressed that The Wazirin spoke his mind freely…"
2023: What I will do if Atiku emerges PDP’s presidential candidate - Governor Fintiri
Meanwhile, Ahmadu Fintiri, the governor of Adamawa state, has said he will strongly support Atiku if he again emerges as the presidential candidate of the PDP in 2023.
Fintiri who is the chairman of the PDP national convention committee said this on Tuesday, October 26, when he appeared as a guest of Channels TV's Politics Today.
The governor of Adamawa state said Atiku has all it takes to rule Nigeria, reiterating that he will work towards his emergence as Nigeria's president if he gets the PDP's presidential ticket.