2023: Atiku Reacts as Fayose Insists on Southern Presidency
- PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has said he will continue to appeal to aggrieved persons in the party
- The Adamawa-born politician said this via his spokesman, Paul Ibe, following Fayose's insistence on southern presidency
- Ibe said it is normal for people to be aggrieved but the PDP has a way of resolving such issues, adding that the major task is to defeat the ruling APC in 2023
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Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, has reacted to the statement by Ayo Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti state, insisting that Nigeria’s next president must be from the southern part of the country.
Fayose, a former PDP presidential aspirant, said via his Twitter handle that the party’s constitution allows for power rotation, adding that it is either a southern president or nothing.
“The current President of Nigeria is a 2-term Northern Presidency, thus implying that it MUST be a Southern Presidency in 2023 or NOTHING. Awa ‘South’ lo kan’. Nigerians should await details soon.
“PDP Constitution provides for a rotational Presidency. Section 3(c) provides that the Party shall pursue its aims & objectives by “adhering to the policy of the rotation & zoning of Party & Public elective offices in pursuance of the principle of equity, justice and fairness," Fayose tweeted.
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We will appeal to aggrieved persons, Atiku reacts via media aide
Speaking on the development, Paul Ibe, Atiku’s spokesperson, said his principal and the party will continue to appeal to aggrieved persons within their fold to embrace dialogue, Premium Times reported.
“Because the bigger challenge is winning the election, kicking out the APC and stopping them from the many years of impoverishing our people,” Ibe said.
“It is normal for our people to be aggrieved but the PDP has a way of resolving issues like this and that will be done and we all shall be happy.”
Atiku: Popular PDP governor makes shocking remarks ahead of 2023 presidential poll
In a related development, the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has said that he is yet to receive direction from God on who to support in the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, June 29, the Peoples Democratic Party governor said he is currently praying and fasting to hear from God on the matter.
He added that is expecting divine guidance from God before taking a decision on whether to support PDP's presidential flag bearer Atiku Abubakar or any other candidate in the upcoming election.