More Trouble for Atiku as 2 PDP Governors Apart from Wike's Camp Reportedly Set to Dump Him
- The national chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali, has alleged that two other PDP governors, apart from the G5, are threatening to dump Atiku
- Alkali made the claim while reacting to Atiku's statement that he was in talks with the NNPP presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, over a possible alliance
- The NNPP chairman berated Atiku, saying the former vice president should focus on putting his party together ahead of the polls
FCT, Abuja - A few weeks before the 2023 general election, there are speculations that two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors, apart from the G5 group, are threatening to withdraw their support for the party's presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The national chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali, made the claim while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, January 31.
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He was reacting to Atiku's claim that he was in talks with the NNPP presidential candidate, Vanguard reported.
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“Five governors are not with Atiku. These governors are coming from powerful states. The two others have been sending messages that they will not support Atiku.
“We thought that anyone contesting an election should put his house together. We left the PDP because we knew it would implode. It is not the same party as yesterday. In the next one week, some will leave the PDP," Alkali said.
Kwankaso not in alliance talks with Atiku, says Alkali
The NNPP chairman further said the party's presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, was not in talks with Atiku over a possible alliance.
Alkali added that NNPP members were worried about Atiku's statement.
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He urged the PDP presidential candidate to respect his age, insisting that the party was not in talks with him over any possible alliance.
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In a related development, the Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation said the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is not in talks with Atiku over a possible alliance ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The campaign organisation's spokesman, Yunusa Tanko, said this on Wednesday, February 1.
According to Tanko, those making the alliance claim are just trying to exploit Obi’s popularity.