PDP Primary: Atiku Dumps Dino Melaye, Opens Up on His Preferred Candidate for Kogi Election

PDP Primary: Atiku Dumps Dino Melaye, Opens Up on His Preferred Candidate for Kogi Election

  • Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate in the just-ended general election, has dismissed the insinuation of having a preferred candidate in the coming PDP guber primary in Kogi
  • The former vice president called for a level playing ground among all the aspirants jostling for the party's ticket ahead of the state governorship election
  • Atiku made the call as a reaction to the allegation that he was supporting Dino Melaye, his spokesperson in the state governorship election

FCT, Abuja - Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 presidential election, has advocated a level playing ground in the forthcoming governorship primary of the party in Kogi state.

The former vice president made his position known in a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, where he dismissed the insinuation that he was supporting Dino Melaye, the spokesperson of his presidential campaign organisation in the election, The Tribune reported.

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Atiku, in the statement, dismissed the report suggesting that he was backing any a particular aspirant among others, adding that such a report should be disregarded.

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Recall that some elders in the state chapter of the PDP earlier called on Atiku to retract his alleged support for a particular candidate and give room for the original list of delegates from the 21 local government areas in the state to prevail.

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Alhaji Ibrahim Dansofo, the leader of the elders, in a statement, alleged that Atiku was trying to pay them back by trying to impose Melaye as the governorship candidate of the PDP in the forthcoming guber election in Kogi state after they supported him in the last presidential election.

But in his reaction, the former vice president expressed belief in the original delegate list in the party and said it is their duty to elect who will become the party's flagbearer in the coming governorship election.

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Source: Legit.ng

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