- Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) visited the party's 2023 presidential candidate
- The team were at the residence of Atiku Abubakar to congratulate him on his victory in the PDP's presidential primary election
- According to Atiku, they used the opportunity to discuss the best approaches needed to sustain peace and unity among members of the party
A former vice president of Nigeria and the 2023 presidential flagbearer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, May 31, met with key leaders of the opposition party.
Some of the people Atiku met with include a former vice president of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo, ex-governors of Jigawa and Sokoto states, Sule Lamido and Attahiru Bafarawa.
Also among the team of the top leaders within the opposition party was a 2023 PDP presidential aspirant Mohammed Hayatu-Deen.
In a tweet posted on his personal Twitter page, Atiku explained that the team visited him to congratulate him on his victory at the PDP primary on Saturday, May 28.
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He added that the visit afforded him and the party leaders an opportunity to discuss strategies needed to strengthen the bond and unity among members of the PDP.
"It was my honour and pleasure playing host to H.E Namadi Sambo, H.E Sule Lamido, H.E Attahiru Bafarawa and Alh Mohammed Hayatu-Deen.
"The congratulatory visit afforded us to discuss how to strengthen the bond of unity in our dear party, the @OfficialPDPNig, among others. -AA"
2023 presidency: Leaders of southern, middle belt regions reveal why all Nigerians must not vote Atiku, PDP
Leaders of the southern and middle belt regions of Nigeria had rejected the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The leaders warned that there would heavy consequences for parties like the PDP that field northern candidates in the forthcoming election.
According to the leaders, all Nigerians must ensure that do not vote for Atiku or any other candidate who is not from the southern region at the 2023 presidential polls.
Atiku wins PDP presidential primary, emerges opposition party's candidate for 2023 elections
Nigeria's lead opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had elected former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
Atiku who was also the PDP's presidential candidate in the 2019 elections polled the highest votes in the election which was held at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Saturday, May 28.
No fewer than 767 delegates decided the fate of the presidential aspirants jostling for the ticket of the party.