The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to retain Atiku Abubaka as its Presidential candidate for 2023 Presidential elections.
Atiku contested alongside Mr Peter Obi as his running mate in the 2019 General Election as the PDP flag bearers. The Party still believes that Atiku has what it takes to win the 2023 Presidential elections and would want to retain him as its candidate.
Another person who is in serious consideration should the party intends not to go with Atiku in the next election is former Senate President Bukola Saraki.
A PDP party chieftain said, “A lot of governors in the PDP have made up their minds that it is either Atiku or nothing. So, definitely, PDP’s ticket is not coming to the South. It is not. Some forces within the party want to use former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to push out Peter Obi. Others said it can’t work. Ekweremadu is over ambitious.
He wants to be governor too in Enugu State, even as he is also chasing the Vice Presidential ticket. The powers in PDP are telling him to go for governorship.
“The major problem is that the South-East Caucus is pushing that Atiku should do one term. If he does one term, Peter Obi will come in.”