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Atiku news: Latest News On PDP Candidate For 2023 Election, August 9, 2022



Atiku news: Latest News On PDP Candidate For 2023 Election, August 9, 2022

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Newsone has compiled the latest news on the  Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election in Nigeria.

Below is the latest Atiku news today compiled by Newsone Nigeria

2023: Atiku, Tinubu, Obi, Others To Speak On Issues Confronting Nigeria

The presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar; Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, and others, have been invited to speak at the 2022 International Youth Day Celebrations of the Leaders of Today Global Youth Forum.

The event, which will also witness a Voter Awareness Walk, will take place on August 12, 2022 at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Conference Center in Kado Distric of Abuja.

Founder and national president of the group, Amb. Arthur Ugochukwu, in a statement sent to LEADERSHIP said the summit will afford participants a rare opportunity to interact with the presidential candidates ahead of Nigeria’s general elections next year.

He added that the objective of the conference will be to explore critical issues in the agitation for more inclusive youth policies vis-a-vis youth inclusiveness in both decision and policy making and also create the structure and system for youths to participate and thrive regardless of the sector they choose to play in politics, in governance, in technology and creativity.

The statement reads, “Leaders of Today Global Youth Forum have concluded plans to host the 2022 International Youth Day Celebrations and its Maiden edition of Nigerian Youth Summit for Leadership Development, Peace and National Unity. “The summit which will also witness a Voter Awareness Walk in the early hours of the day will take place on August 12th 2022 in Abuja the federal capital territory at Nigerian Air force (NAF) Conference Kado, Abuja. By 11:00am prompt.

Atiku to meet 1,615 APC defectors in Adamawa

The Peoples Democratic Party has received 1,615 card-carrying members of the All Progressives Congress in Toungo Local Government Area of Adamawa State, on Saturday.

The defectors, who were protesting what they described as the failure of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to fulfill his campaign promises, as well as worsening insecurity, were received by the Chairman of the Adamawa State chapter of the PDP, Tahir Shehu.

The 1,615 APC defectors surrendered their APC membership at the ceremony organised to receive them into the PDP, in Toungo, on Saturday.

Speaking through their representatives, Mustapha Albashir, Alhaji Gana and Mallam Yahya Abubakar, they cited worsening insecurity, poverty and economic difficulties they had experienced under the regime of Buhari as reasons for their actions.

They regretted not seeing any progress since 2015 when they worked against the PDP to install the APC.
They now felt convinced that the PDP was the right place because of the real change brought by Governor Fintiri since 2019, when the PDP ousted the APC in the state.

Abubakar said, “Our journey into the APC was meaningless, we ganged up to defeat the PDP since 2015 but we have realised we made a mistake.

One of the reasons over 1,615 of us decided to come here today even though we are actually more than 6,000 joining the PDP, is because after seven years, we cannot reckon with any tangible thing the party has achieved under Buhari more than worsening insecurity, stagnation and poverty.

Why Obi hid defection from Atiku, by LP source

Facts have emerged on why the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate for the 2023 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, kept former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the dark concerning his defection from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP presidential standard bearer had, during an interaction with Arise Television crew, disclosed that Obi, who was his running mate in the 2019 presidential poll, did not inform him of his intention of leaving PDP till after three days he joined the Labour Party (LP).

The former Vice President also described Obi’s presidential candidacy on the LP platform as a mere social media sensation, stressing that only a miracle would make him win the presidential contest since LP has no visible nationwide structure to achieve electoral victory.

However, an investigation by The Guardian revealed that the LP presidential contender and former Anambra State governor purposely kept his defection plans away from his former principal after sources informed him that Atiku did not want a Southeast candidate as his running mate.

Atiku, Wike agree on reconciliation framework

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, have agreed on a framework for the resolution of the differences between them.

They reached the agreement on Thursday at a meeting in Abuja held at the residence of a former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Jerry Gana.

It was the first time the two leaders would be meeting since Atiku overlooked Mr Wike and appointed Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate for the February 2023 presidential election.

The appointment infuriated Mr Wike, who had been at the top of three names recommended by a committee that the candidate and the PDP set up for advice on the choice of the running mate.

The issue has led to a crisis in the party, with other stakeholders also complaining that the leadership of the party is lopsided in favour of the North.

At a meeting he hosted last Sunday in Abuja, Mr Wike and his allies demanded the resignation of the national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as part of their conditions for reconciliation with Atiku.

But at a meeting on Tuesday, the National Working Committee of the party passed a vote of confidence on Mr Ayu while the Board of Trustees set up a committee to meet with Mr Wike and his allies.

However, on Friday at the meeting facilitated by Mr Gana, the two leaders agreed to set a committee within 48 hours that will draw up a framework for reconciliation of their differences.

Atiku and Mr Wike agreed to nominate seven persons each for the committee, which will look at all the issues raised by Mr Wike’s group and advise the two leaders on how to address them.

2023: Groups, Melaye Descend on Keyamo, Tinubu over Comments on Atiku

Although campaign for the 2023 general election has not officially started, a foretaste of what Nigerians might expect came to the fore at the weekend, as a former lawmaker, Dino Melaye, took on the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign, Festus Keyamo, and the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, alleging that the former Lagos State governor is seeking the presidency as his entitlement and retirement benefit.

Melaye, who was last week appointed Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign spokesperson alongside Daniel Bwala, claimed that Tinubu was contesting for the presidency not on the basis of the greater good of the country, but to fulfil his “lifetime ambition.”

Keyamo, who is also Minister of State for Labour and Employment, had in a recent television interview said, “Atiku Abubakar has never held any government position where he makes the final call. He was vice president; he was not the chief executive. He was never governor. He was never anything. Even Peter Obi is ahead of Atiku Abubakar.

“Peter Obi is ahead of him in terms of capacity to make decisions. So how are we going to hand over the country to somebody who has never shown the capacity, who has never held a position where he makes the final call?”
However, responding to Keyamo, in a video shared on his Facebook page, Melaye said, unlike Tinubu, the PDP candidate was contesting the 2023 election with rich credentials.

Wike’s camp slams Atiku over divide-and-rule in PDP

The gulf between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike deepened at the weekend.

The governor’s camp alleged that the former vice president was playing “a divide and rule” in the opposition party.

The governor’s supporters alleged that Atiku has started by-passing Wike and reaching out to other prominent Rivers PDP chieftains in a bid to isolate the governor ahead of next year’s polls.

To check the contacts being established by the presidential candidate, the governor has tightened his grip on the Rivers chapter.

Also, Wike has not extended invitation to PDP national leaders for the commissioning of projects across the state this week, despite inviting All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders for the ceremonies.

That’s the latest Atiku news. Check back tomorrow for more on Peter Obi. Also, continue to read the latest Naija news and trending news on Newsone Nigeria.