PDP Crisis: Atiku Asked to Drop His Presidential Ambition

PDP Crisis: Atiku Asked to Drop His Presidential Ambition

  • Atiku Abubakar, the PDP candidate in the 2023 election, has been asked to drop his presidential ambition to earn respect in the party
  • Umar Ardo, an ex-aide to the former vice president, said the PDP governors are not obviously not supporting him, and he can only be embraced in the party only if he dropped his presidential ambition
  • Ardo maintained that the other option left for the former vice president was to leave the PDP to pursue his presidential ambition

The future of Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 presidential election, has been predicted by his former special adviser on research and strategy, Umar Ardo.

Ardo, in an exclusive interview with The Punch, said there is a tendency that the former vice president would dump the PDP if he wanted to go ahead with his presidential ambition in 2027, adding that he did not have the support of the governors of the party.

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Atiku's former aide urged him to drop his presidential ambition Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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The former presidential aide said he pulled back from advising Atiku when the former vice president stopped listening to him, adding that the PDP candidate made so many errors that made him lose the 2023 presidential election.

He cited the press conference delivered by Atiku after the Supreme Court dismissed the PDP presidential candidate's appeal against the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court that affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 election.

Ardo maintained that many of the PDP governors were in Abuja on that day, but they chose not to attend the press conference but rather visited Nyesom Wike, the Federal Capital Territory minister in his office on the political crisis rocking Rivers state.

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He said the PDP governors also visited President Bola Tinubu on matter that should be addressed by the opposition party, adding that all these are pointers that the former vice president is not welcomed in the party.

His statement reads in part:

"It is an indication that the PDP governors are simply not with Atiku; which means his days are numbered in the party unless he drops his presidential ambition."

"One Party system loading": Atiku's aide tips APC to defeat NNPP at appeal court

Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar's spokesperson, Abdulrasheed Shehu, has predicted that the APC will secure victory in the appeal against the sack of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano.

The PDP chieftain alleged that the calculation of the ruling party was to turn Nigeria into a one-party state.

Shehu's comment came as the Court of Appeal set to deliver its verdict on the appeal against the judgment of the state tribunal that earlier sacked Governor Yusuf of NNPP and declared APC's Gawuna as the winner of the poll.

Source: Legit.ng

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