Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday said the party is taking steps to address the concerns of each of its members.
Reports of a crisis in the opposition party has intensified in recent weeks after Atiku emerged as its presidential flagbearer.
Much of the discontent appears to stem from the party’s decision not to zone its presidential ticket to the south.
On Wednesday, a chieftain of the party, Ayodele Fayose, said the presidency must return to the south in 2023
Similarly, Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue expressed same sentiments urging Abubakar to reach out to Nyesom Wike and other aggrieved members, adding that he is still waiting on God as to whether he would vote for his party’s candidate in 2033 elections or not.
The Wike camp seems not to be pleased with the decision.
“The PDP will remain united,” Mr Atiku said on Thursday in a series of tweets “Focus on our actions.
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“Every Governor, Legislator, and other elected officials produced by our party, and party members and loyalists, are much loved and respected by me.
“When they speak, I listen. I do not only listen. Appropriate actions have been taken, are being taken, and will continue to be advanced.”