Atiku Meets With Former Lawmakers as Key PDP Reps Members Shun Meeting

Atiku Meets With Former Lawmakers as Key PDP Reps Members Shun Meeting

  • Former lawmakers of the House of Representatives were in a meeting with the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Atiku Abubakar met with ex-Reps members at the Musa Yar'adua Centre in Abuja on Tuesday, September 6
  • According to Atiku, the meeting gave him the opportunity to seek the support of the members of the PDP ahead of his presidential campaign

The 2023 presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday, September 6, held a closed-door meeting with some former presiding officers of the House of Representatives.

The Nation reports that the meeting between Atiku and the former lawmakers was scheduled to be attended by present leaders of the House of Representatives within the PDP.

Atiku Abubakar, PDP, House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, Emeka Ihedioha, 2023
Atiku met with some former members of the House of Representatives. Photo: Atiku Abubakar
Source: Twitter

However, photos which emerged on social media following the meeting between the former vice president and the former lawmakers show that the principal officers of the House did not attend the event.

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Officers such as the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu nor the leader of the PDP caucus in the House Kingsley Chinda were obviously not in attendance.

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Announcing its details shortly after it ended, Atiku in a tweet shared on his personal account said the meeting took place at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja.

He words:

“The meeting afforded a double advantage of seeking their support in building a grassroots network for our upcoming campaign.
“The second benefit is that it provides a legislative insight into some of the reforms we shall work through. Altogether, it was a well-spent afternoon, and I thank them all for honouring my invitation.”

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