Atiku Vows To Address Feelings Of PDP Members Amid Talks Of Division


According to PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would continue to be a united party as steps are done to address problems hurting party members ahead of the general elections in 2023.

Atiku appeared to be responding to allegations of a conflict inside the main opposition party brought on by the selection of Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State, as the PDP’s vice presidential nominee for the 2023 presidential election.

The PDP presidential candidate and former vice president said on his verified Facebook page, on Thursday, June 30.

He further noted that he was not taking any party member for granted and that maintaining the party’s unity remained his top concern.

Atiku wrote;

The Peoples Democratic Party will remain united. Focus on our actions. We are taking action to address the feelings of all party members. The unity in our community is my priority. Our resolve to unify Nigeria starts in our party and moves to the community, then on to society.

Every Governor, Legislator, and other elected officials produced by our party, and party members and loyalists, are much loved and respected by me. When they speak, I listen. I do not only listen. Appropriate actions have been taken, are being taken, and will continue to be advanced.

\"\"This explanation by Atiku came in the wake of comments by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday.

Ortom said his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, and others who backed Wike for the Peoples Democratic Party vice-presidential ticket slot deserve a detailed explanation from the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The Benue Governor, who said this during an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday morning, said it was surprising that Atiku could jettison the recommendation of 14 out of 17 members of the committee that recommended Wike as his running mate.

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