Politics: Atiku Can Still Contest 2023 Presidential Election – Secondus
The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) has said that the party’s floor is open to any candidate willing to contest the 2023 presidential election, including Atiku Abubakar.
The National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus, said this while responding to questions from journalists in Bauchi on Friday night as to whether the party will be embodied by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who lost to Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
“There is no room for discrimination,” Secondus said in Bauchi State during a solidarity visit on Governor Bala Mohammed.
“Everyone is qualified; both young, old, governors, non-governors are qualified to contest and we have the space for everyone–if you win, you become our candidate. The door is open to everybody.”
In Bauchi with Secondus were Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, former governor of Gombe State Hassan Ibrahim Dankwambo, former Senate President David Mark and a party chieftain; Nazif Gamawa.
While reacting to the recent defections of the party members to other parties, including Former Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Secondus said anyone could leave the party but was optimistic about their return.
“It has happened before, they will move and they would come back, that’s the assurance I’m giving to you,” Secondus said.
Dogara’s fall out, according to him, was caused by alleged mismanagement of public funds and unfulfilled campaign promises.