Southeast Politicians Receive Political Knock-Out As Atiku Declares for Presidency in 2023
- Atiku Abubakar has formally informed the Board of Trustees (BoT) of PDP of his intention to run for president in the 2023 general elections
- This comes despite calls from many quarters for the PDP to allow the southern part of the country, especially southeast to produces its flagbearer
- With the declaration of Atiku, many political commentators believe the former vice president will get the ticket
In what will be a big disappointment to the people of southeast, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has declared that he wants to contest as candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the next election.
He disclosed this when he hosted the Board of Trustees during a consultative meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, March 15.
Atiku urged the elders of the party to work with him to clinch the presidency in 2023 or we all retire together.
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“Many of you were part of the success story of the PDP government between 1999 and 2007. Today, no administration since then, had made as much achievement as our administration.
“What I’m saying is based on facts, take any aspect of our growth whether it is economy, whether it is healthcare, whether it is agriculture, whether it is education, the landmark achievements we made in 1999 to 2007 have not been matched by any subsequent administration.
“I am worried and you should be worried too that if we do not win, it means we will be in opposition again for the next eight years. By the next eight years, I don’t know how many of us will be left in politics and it may even ultimately lead to the death of the party because people gravitate, particularly in developing countries, towards governments. So this is a very crucial and historical moment in history, for our survival.”
2023: Southeast group reveals what would happen if an Igbo man does not succeed Buhari
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that ahead of the 2023 election, a group under the aegis Equity Movement Turn by Turn has stated what would happen if an Igbo man does not succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Daily Trust reports that the group declared that the southeast would likely leave Nigeria in 2023, saying there are obvious signs that Igbo are most likely to take their exit.
This was made known in a statement signed by Hon Gaius Ezeh, the national chairman of the group, Oluwatuase Kolawole, director of western region, Hon Dan Ejianya, director, eastern region, and Ahmed Tukur, director, northern region.
According to the group, Nigerians should allow Igbo to leave in the best interest of the country if they cannot trust them.