- Atiku Abubakar, the PDP's presidential candidate, has been described as the best option for the 2023 general elections
- This is the latest decision of the Northern Leaders Consultative Forum in Abuja on Friday, Dcember 2
- The forum opined that the APC is heading for doom and extinction after the forthcoming polls, since it has rejected inclusivness
During a media conference in Abuja on Friday, December 2, the group, comprisiing Christian and Muslim religious and political leaders in the north, adopted Atiku for the coming election.
The group's decision followed the adoption of a report by its technical criteria committee, The Cable reports.
APC may cease to exist after 2023
In its view, the group said that having rejected inclusiveness in a country as diverse as Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is doomed and heading to implosion and extinction.
Based on the group's calculation, after the 2023 geberal elections, the APC may not exist anymore as a political party.
“It is evident that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is heading for implosion and extinction; hence, it cannot be the party for now and in the future, because of its rejection to embrace inclusiveness in a diverse country like Nigeria. After the 2023 elections, APC may be dead and buried as a political party."
NNPP, Labour Party may be strong contenders
The forum added that while it has pitched its tent with Atiku, the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) and the Labour Party (LP) may emerge as powerful contenders for the presidency in 2023.
“While the duo (NNPP and LP) may emerge as strong contenders in the political arena in the future, from all indications, PDP appears to be the best option to adopt and support.
“All it takes is to sustain and tackle some of the problems and challenges this country is facing..."
For the northern leaders, the PDP is good to go with inclusive appointments, the reflection of the federal character principle, the recognition of ethnic identity and the readiness to uphold justice and fairness.
2023 presidency: "We know ex-govs you used to unseat Jonathan", Ohanaeze lists names in crushing allegation
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo socio-cultural organisation, had given a clear negative response to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The apex southeast group in a statement on Friday, December 2, stated that Atiku is wasting his time trying to become Nigeria's next president in 2023.
PDP G-5 members' activities is nemesis for Atiku - Ohanaeze
In the statement released by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze's secretary-general, the organisation claimed that activities of the PDP G-5 is actually nemesis coming for the former vice president.