Don’t contest 2023 presidential election, PDP group tells Atiku

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A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group has called on the former Vice President, Abu­bakar Atiku, to step aside and allow younger people to con­test the 2023 election.

The group, under the ae­gis of PDP Action 2023, which noted that the current crisis in the party was a normal struggle in party politics, said that for PDP to achieve its aim in the forthcoming general election, it should present an acceptable candi­date for President in 2023.

The group, in a state­ment by its Chairman, Rufus Omeire said, “It is very shameful that since he (Atiku) lost the presidential election, he moved to Dubai, abandoning all members of PDP, all the stakeholders, and millions of ordinary Nigeri­ans who voted for him and PDP in 2019.

“It is a betrayal of trust for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to neglect the feelings and sacrifices of ordinary voters who supported him and PDP in 2019.

“Now 2023 elections are once again at hand, he has returned and started politick­ing once again. Apparently, the only thing he is very good at, is politics.”