- Atiku Abubakar held a meeting with PDP governors in Abuja on Wednesday, June 15, over the selection of his running mate
- This could be Atiku's last round of meeting and consultation before the expiration of the deadline given by INEC
- There have been speculations that the PDP's presidential candidate has Governors Ifeanyi Okowa and Nyesom Wike to choose from
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is said to be in a meeting with governors elected on the platform of the party.
Vanguard reports that the meeting is expected to conclude plans on the selection of Atiku's running mate before the deadline given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The notice of the meeting was put out by the secretariat of the PDP governors forum and signed by the director-general of the PDP GF, CID Maduagbanam.
The venue for the meeting is Legacy House, Abuja.
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Atiku reveals his expectations from Nigerians ahead of 2023 presidential election
Meanwhile, Atiku had urged Nigerians to ensure that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is voted out for destroying the country.
He said that with virtually all sectors of the Nigerian economy collapsing under the APC, the least thing Nigerians can do is to vote the APC out.
The former vice president stated this on his Twitter page on Monday, June 13, while lamenting the challenges confronting the country under President Muhammadu Buhari's government.
Atiku noted that the varying degrees of challenges confronting the country were testament to the collapsing nature of the nation.
The tweet read:
“The darkness that has enveloped the nation in the last couple of days with the collapse of the national grid is a metaphor for the collapsing state of our nation: collapsing unity, collapsing security, collapsing economy, collapsing education, collapsing well-being and collapsing value of human life and dignity..."
2023: Trouble for Atiku as Obasanjo reportedly moves to support presidential candidate from another party
The outcome of the presidential primary of the PDP which produced Atiku appeared not to have met former President Olusegun Obasanjo's expectations.
Atiku was declared as the winner of the primary, after polling 371 votes, to defeat his closest rival and Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike who garnered 237.