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2023: Atiku, PDP Governors, Others In Emergency Meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday met with governors elected on the platform of the party to strategise on securing victory ahead of the election.

The meeting was held just as the presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu emerged in Abuja.

A former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, won the presidential ticket.

Tinubu is an ally of Abubakar.

The Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, told newsmen after the meeting on Wednesday in Abuja that it was more of a consultative meeting.

Tambuwal said: “On behalf of my colleagues, the governors, let me commend the leadership of the party and members of our party for a very successful national convention.

“The National Chairman along with the candidate came to thank the governors for their roles at the convention.

“We talked about cooperation and collaboration in prosecuting a very successful electioneering campaign that will result into victories for the PDP at various elections from the state House of Assembly, national election, governorship and the presidential election come February 2023.

“It is more of a consultative meeting on matters concerning the way forward.”

On the running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Tambuwal said: “It is part of the consultation.

“It is ongoing and governors are also being consulted on that.”
At the meeting were the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu; Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi and Seyi Makinde of Oyo States.

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