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More opposition to Atiku’s bid as Saraki declares for 2023 presidency

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh (Abuja) and Kehinde Olatunji (Lagos)
27 January 2022   |   4:06 am
The presidential ambition of former Vice president Atiku Abubakar suffered another attack, yesterday, as another group of politicians within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Justice and Equity Group (JEG), asked him to drop his 2023 aspiration.

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The presidential ambition of former Vice president Atiku Abubakar suffered another attack, yesterday, as another group of politicians within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Justice and Equity Group (JEG), asked him to drop his 2023 aspiration.

But the Raymond Dokpesi-led campaign for the realisation of Abubakar’s presidency in 2023 has insisted that the ex-vice president remains the best material for the nation’s number one office.

In a statement by its coordinator and former Deputy Majority Whip of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Muktar, JEG said: “While it is undemocratic to ask a qualified Nigerian not to contest for presidency, we agree substantially that Atiku Abubakar has had his time and opportunities.

“He (Atiku) was presented in 2018/2019 as the only one with the capacity, the financial muscle, the experience to beat President (Muhammadu) Buhari. He fluffed the chance given to him by PDP. Age is also not on his side on 2023.”

HOWEVER, Ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki has hinted at running for the presidency in 2023.

Saraki make the revelation while reacting to a follower, who urged him to rescue Nigeria.

In a post on his official Facebook, he had urged Nigerians to work with him as he pushes for the presidency.

The post reads: “Earlier, I replied to a follower of mine on Twitter, who like thousands of you, has been clamouring for a united front to #RescueNigeria.

“As we prepare for the journey ahead, I hope we can all join hands to get the ticket of our great party, PDP, and build a nation that works for all of us.”

“Join me to make our communities safer and provide real opportunities for you and your families. I have a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.”