2023: Early moves to checkmate Atiku

‘Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor, reports on moves by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains to form a coalition that will work both for the emergence of a southerner as the next president of Nigeria and to checkmate former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from contesting for the party ticket in the 2023 Presidential Election

A broad-based political alliance involving eminent leaders and chieftains of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) across the six geopolitical zones is being put together with a two-pronged agenda, one of which is to neutralise the hold of former Vice President and presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 General Election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his political camp on the structures of the opposition party, The Nation has learnt.

A former president, two former senate presidents and three serving governors are among the arrowheads of the grand alliance which, according to the leaders, is also meant to ensure that should Atiku nurse…

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