2023: PDP Senators, Rep Members Reveal Their Anointed Presidential Aspirant
- The presidential aspiration of Senator Anyim Pius Anyim has received a great boost ahead of the 2023 elections
- This was as Anyim got the backing of the joint caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly to run for president
- Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe who spoke on behalf of the caucus said they were solidly behind Anyim’s quest to become president
FCT, Abuja - The joint caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly has backed a former Senate president, Anyim Pius Anyim, to clinch the party's 2023 presidential ticket.
The minority leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia), said the members of the caucus were solidly behind Anyim’s quest to become president of the country come 2023, Daily Trust reported.
Legit.ng gathers that Abaribe said this at a consultative meeting between the presidential hopeful and members of the PDP caucus in Abuja.
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“The PDP joint caucus of the National Assembly is telling you to go ahead with your aspiration. As elected representatives of the people and also those in touch with the grassroots, we are with you."
Abaribe commended Anyim for consulting with the PDP lawmakers, noting that the National Assembly is usually taken for granted when people seek executive positions.
Why I consulted with PDP lawmakers - Anyim
In his earlier remarks, Anyim said he wanted to meet with his primary constituency, the National Assembly, which will give him direction on what to do.
He said he decided to seek the office of the president of the country on behalf of the members of the National Assembly, adding that they will be the ones to tell him to continue or not.
2023: Plot against Atiku thickens in PDP, as major stakeholders reject former VP
Meanwhile, a new report has indicated that big wigs in the PDP, including former top military brass, are opposed to the fresh presidential bid of former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku, 75, is reportedly seeking the PDP ticket for 2023 presidential poll after running as the candidate of the party in 2019.
Regarded as among the main power brokers in the party since the inception of the PDP in 1998, the ex-military leaders are reportedly pushing for a paradigm shift in the contest for who becomes the standard-bearer of the party.