2023: Don’t be a Perpetual Presidential Aspirant, PDP Chieftain Slams Atiku

2023: Don’t be a Perpetual Presidential Aspirant, PDP Chieftain Slams Atiku

  • Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has been advised by Kassim Afegbua not to contest the 2023 presidential election
  • Afegbua said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not consider Atiku for the 2023 presidential ticket on account of old age
  • According to him, it is time for the party to give a younger person from the south an opportunity to lead

Abuja - Kassim Afegbua, former commissioner of information in Edo state, has said former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on account of his old age is not qualified to contest the 2023 presidential election.

Vanguard reports that Afegbua, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the party could not keep giving its ticket to Atiku.

Atiku Abubakar
Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar has been advised not to contest the presidency in 2023. Photo credit: @atiku
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Afegbua, in a statement on Sunday, January 23, in Abuja said it would be immoral to do so, adding that it was time for the PDP to give a younger person from the south an opportunity to lead the country on its platform.

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While urging the former vice president to drop his ambition, Afegbua said Atiku should throw his weight behind a southern candidate, The Cable added.

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The spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation during the 2019 elections went on to take a swipe at Atiku saying he should not make himself a “perpetual candidate” for the presidency.

2023 presidency: Atiku in trouble as group dumps him

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that in what can be described as a big blow to the political ambition of Atiku, a powerful group abandoned him.

The group, Atiku Ambassadors, a defunct pro-Atiku Abubakar support group, instead, pledged its total support for former Senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, in the 2023 presidential race.

According to the leader of the group, Mufra Jibrin, his former group did not gain anything from supporting the former vice president since 2016 through the 2019 general election.

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2023 presidency: Tinubu, Osinbajo, Atiku, others get troubling message

Meanwhile, Nigerian women have been sent a timely message ahead of the 2023 presidential election which a growing number of politicians are interested in.

The message which came as a clarion call was that females in the country should outrightly reject any aspirant who is not ready to make a woman a running mate in the coming election.

This was the advice of Florence Ita-Giwa, a former senator who spoke during a national progressive women conference held in Abuja on Wednesday, January 19.

Source: Legit.ng

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