Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal face stiff opposition at PDP meeting

Some presidential hopefuls in the PDP are facing tough opposition to their ambitions, a report said.

They are former vice president Atiku Abubakar, former president of senate, Bukola Saraki, and, incumbent Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

A meeting of the national caucus of the party, held in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Tuesday, reportedly ended in an impasse.

During the meeting, southern governors allegedly insisted that Atiku and others, who returned to the PDP after exiting the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, should be barred from vying for the party’s presidential ticket.

The matter reportedly resulted in a heated debate, such that the party’s national chairman, Dr. Iyorcha Ayu adjourned the meeting abruptly.

A source privy to the meeting was quoted as saying the argument presented by the southern governors was a “witch-hunt” against the affected presidential aspirants.

“We are all aware that the same persons contested elections in 2019 on the platform of the PDP after returning to our party

The source also reasoned that if nobody called for their exclusion then, why now.

“It is quite unfortunate that some people have been carrying on as if PDP is their personal property,” the source allegedly added.

The disagreement among party leaders reportedly led to the party rescheduling its meeting and those of its Board of Trustees, BoT, and National Executive Committee, NEC, to Wednesday.



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