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PDP’s stability crucial to 2023 victory, says Atiku | The Guardian Nigeria Information

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has stated stability within the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) is crucial to its electoral victory in 2023.

Atiku, who was on a reconciliation tour, spoke on the Rivers State Authorities Home, Port Harcourt, yesterday, after a gathering with Governor Nyesom Wike.

A press release signed by Particular Assistant to the Governor, Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, quoted Atiku as saying: “I got here right here to reconcile with the governor on celebration affairs and the way we are able to guarantee that there’s unity and stability within the celebration in order that we are able to take over authorities in 2023. I consider that Nigerians can’t look ahead to 2023 to return in order that PDP will return. Nigerians are ready eagerly for the PDP to take over energy on the federal degree in 2023.”

Talking on the present insecurity within the nation, he urged Nigerians to attend for when the PDP would unveil its insurance policies on find out how to handle the issue.

“I’ve by no means seen it (insecurity) this unhealthy. I’m 70 years plus, I’ve by no means seen it this unhealthy when it comes to safety challenges, when it comes to financial system, when it comes to unemployment. That is the worst. Why can’t you give us time? We are going to provide you with our insurance policies. We are going to current them to Nigerians when the time comes.

“We’ve executed that earlier than. Underneath PDP, we recorded the very best financial progress and the perfect overseas reserves. We decreased unemployment. You recognize that we are able to do it,” he stated.

Atiku additionally praised Wike’s management, saying: “I believe he (Wike) is the topmost governor we have now within the celebration. There is no such thing as a doubt about that when it comes to tasks, youth, employment and safety.”

A gaggle, Atiku Kawai Media Group, in the meantime, has stated it was not answerable for the current distribution of loaves of bread branded ‘Atiku Kawai’ (Atiku Solely) to Kano State residents.

Blended reactions had trailed the distribution of the loaves, which footage surfaced on social media.

In an announcement, yesterday, the founding father of Atiku Kawai Media Group, AbdulRasheed Sheu, stated the group didn’t authorise anybody to model, bake or share any reward within the identify of the previous vice chairman.

Sheu stated the organisation couldn’t have distributed any reward, given the truth that Atiku has not declared his intention to run for any political place following his outing in 2019.

“Extra so, he’s at the moment touring PDP states to reconcile members of his celebration in preparation for a ‘ComeBack’ in 2023,” he stated.

He added: “Whereas we see this as a well-intentioned gesture from a fan and loyalist of the previous vice chairman, the baker, Aminu Yusuf, has been contacted and acceptable particulars communicated.

“We, hereby, refute the false assumption in some quarters, which is deliberate, all within the identify of politics, to assault the individual of Atiku Abubakar and the Atiku Kawai Media Group.”

This got here as a former consultant of Rivers South East senatorial district, Magnus Abe, appealed to Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, and All Progressives Congress (APC) devoted to string cautiously, saying there’s nothing within the Supreme Courtroom judgment in Jegede vs Akeredolu that means {that a} governor can’t function chairman of any committee in a political celebration of which he’s a member.

Abe, in an announcement he personally signed and posted on his Fb account titled, ‘No Keyamo: Self Immolation Is Not The Possibility For APC’, stated: “I used to be greatly surprised when my consideration was drawn to an announcement making the rounds on social media credited to my discovered pal, Festus Keyamo SAN, demanding that our celebration should instantly halt all preparations for the forthcoming congresses and disband the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Nationwide Caretaker/Extraordinary Conference Planning Committee (CECPC).

“Keyamo’s argument is premised on his interpretation of the judgment of the Supreme Courtroom of Nigeria in Jegede vs Akeredolu.

“We have to be steadfast and keep the course. There may be nothing within the Supreme Courtroom judgment in Jegede vs Akeredolu that means {that a} governor can’t function chairman of any committee in a political celebration of which he’s a member. The APC CECPC stays on agency floor.”

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