- The emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate for 2023 polls has been sealed by the party
- This is as the opposition on Wednesday, June 1, issued the former vice president a certificate of return
- After issuing the certificate, PDP's national chairman, Ayu Iyorchia, said Atiku is capable of clinching victory for the party in 2023
Abuja - The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was issued the certificate of return by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku in a tweet on Wednesday, June 1, spoke about his arrival at the PDP's national secretariat to get the certificate.
Read the tweet below:
"I have just arrived at the Wadata Plaza, the headquarters of the @OfficialPDPNig, to collect the Certificate of Return as the presidential candidate of our great party, the PDP. A significant step toward creating One Nigeria."
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On its official Twitter page, the opposition party also spoke about the ceremony where Atiku was given the certificate.
The tweet said:
"Happening Now! Presentation of Certificate of Return to the just-elected @OfficialPDPNig Presidential Candidate, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, GCON."
On his part, Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the PDP, described the former vice president as “the man of today and tomorrow”, and boasted that he will be president in 2023.
Speaking on the primary, Iyorchia said there was no victor and loser, ascribing the victory to the party generally.
In his speech after receiving the certificate, Atiku commended the party for being free and fair in its conduct of the election.
He advised PDP members to work together to win the presidency in the coming general elections.
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Meanwhile, Atiku had solicited the support of his rivals in the opposition party to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election.
Atiku made this appeal on Wednesday, June 1, after he received the party’s Certificate of Return at the PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, in Abuja.
According to the former Vice-President, his main opponent is the APC and not his co-aspirants in Sunday’s presidential primary.