Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerian, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against fielding Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for 2023 presidential election, saying, he has nothing to offer, as the tide has changed.
In a tweet yesterday the popular activist noted that the political game has drastically changed.
According to Adeyanju, “I have nothing against Atiku and like I said during the 2019 election, he’s better than Buhari.
“In fact, anyone is better than Buhari. Atiku has nothing to offer in the new political reality of 2023 because the game has drastically changed.”
Adeyanju had earlier warned PDP against fielding Atiku for the 2023 presidential election.
He said that PDP would remain the opposition party for another eight years if Atiku emerged as the party’s presidential candidate, in 2023.
It would be recalled that Ohanaeze Ndigbo had earlier beg the former Vice President not to contest the 2023 presidential election, as the slot should be equitably left the Southeast geopolitical zone.
The apex Igbo socio-political organisation, urged Atiku Abubakar, former Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, not to contest in 2023.
Ohanaeze’s Deputy Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu in a chat with newsmen,said Atiku should support Igbos in producing Nigeria’s next president, rather than contesting again.
Ibegbu was reacting to remarks by Atiku’s son, Abubakar Adamu that the former Vice President would run for Presidency again in 2023 after previously failed attempts.
Adamu, who is the Adamawa State Commissioner for Works and Energy had said: “In 2023, my father will be aspiring to the number one office in the land because he has been an astute, strategic, master politician for almost four decades.”
Reacting, Ibegbu said Atiku was at liberty to contest for presidency in 2023.
He, however, expressed hope that Atiku will see reasons and support the Southeast in its quest to produce Nigeria’s next president.