2023 GOVERNORSHIP AND
STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
Former Vice President of Nigeria and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, has said he has no anointed aspirant ahead of the PDP governorship primary election in Kogi State.
Atiku stated this while reacting to what he called several media reports insinuating his involvement in the democratic process of electing the PDP’s gubernatorial flag bearer in the upcoming Kogi State governorship election.
In a statement signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said, “We wish to state categorically that such media reports are false and gross fabrication.
“Atiku is a consummate democrat and the hallmark of his political struggles has been for the enablement of internal democracy in party politics.
“It is therefore absurd to suggest that Atiku has a preferred candidate in the primary election to produce the governorship candidate of the PDP in the Kogi State election – or in any primary election, for that matter.
“For the avoidance of any doubts, Atiku Abubakar has no anointed candidate in the Kogi State primary election.”
Atiku added that he believes the decision to elect the flag bearer of the PDP in the coming election in the Confluence State is the responsibility of electors in that primary election.
He therefore urged anyone amongst the candidates to desist from peddling influence with his name and, indeed, calls on the media not to lay prostrate to any blackmail against him.
“Atiku believes that all the aspirants in the election are up to the task of flying the flag of our great party, the PDP and the electors should be given the unfettered rights to perform their constituted duty of electing the best person for the PDP,” he said.
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