Tensions are brewing in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after the internal conflict has been solved and all the roads now leads to the picking up of forms for the 2023 presidential elections.
According to information obtained from Vanguard, former Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki and former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Tanimu Turaki have all made their intentions to pick up nomination forms.
In an interview with Vanguard, a loyalist of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar stated that Atiku “will again seek the blessing of his party to contest the biggest election on its platform.”
He added: “he’s doing this in the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians. He is tired of seeing a potentially great country reduced to ruins due to the incompetence of those managing her affairs. If you know the number of employees this man single-handedly engaged; you will ask that the race be thrown open to him alone. He understands what it takes to make governance count for the people. I can confidently tell you that when the time comes, he will contest but let’s not jump the gun.”