2023 PDP Presidential Ticket : Atiku Sends Emissaries To Oyo, Woos Party Stakeholders ( Photos )
In preparation for the People’s Democratic Party PDP primary election for its presidential ticket, one of the leading aspirants of the party, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday sent his representatives to meet some leaders of the party in Oyo state.
Atiku’s representatives, was led by former chairman of Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Anthony Dokpesi.
Speaking on behalf of Alhaji Abubakar, Chief Dokpesi informed Oyo state PDP stakeholders that Atiku, the party 2019 presidential candidate is coming back to contest the seat in 2023 with a stronger determination to restore the nation’s lost glory.
He stated that, the visitation to Oyo state party leaders was necessary because Atiku Abubakar recognizes their previous supports and have made it a duty to seek their full support to his 2023 presidential ambition starting from party primary.
In response to Alhaji Abubakar request, leader of PDP in Oyo state, Iba Oluyole, Alhaji Nureni Akanbi who on behalf of the party in the state acknowledge and appreciated the respect Atiku Abubakar has been giving to politicians from Southwest, narrated how the former president abandoned his presidential ambition to late Mashood MKO Abiola during Social Democratic Party Convention at No’s in 1992 and his perseverance when former President Obasanjo made his intention to run for second term despite the agreement made with Atiku and northern leaders.
Iba Oluyole told Atiku representatives that, such resilience man will always have the support of the Southwest because he has paid the dues.
“ Pls, help us to tell our former Vice President that, he had paid the dues, now it is our responsibility to repay him with good deeds, we really owe him. Iba Oluyole stated.
With Chief Dokpesi are : Engr. Jide Adebiyi from Osun ( Former Managing Director FEMA ) , Amb. Ibrahim Mai Sule from Yobe ( Former Ambassador to Holland ) , Alhaji Ado Datii from Yobe ( PDP party leader in Yobe State ), Hon. Oladimeji Fabiyi from Ogun ( Director General Amalgamated Atiku Support Group ), Amb. Aliyu Bin Abbas from Borno ( Special Assistant Youth and Support Group to Atiku Abubakar/ Director General Atiku Care Foundation and Dr. Baraka Saani ( Former Special Adviser on Agriculture to President Goodluck Jonathan ).
Among Oyo state PDP leaders that welcome Atiku representatives includes : Alhaji Nureni Akanbi, Engineer Femi Babalola, Alhaji Adebisi Abdul-Rasheed Olopoeyan, Baba Elisa Olanrewaju, Alh Makaeel Aborode, Princess Aderonke Adedoja, Chief Olawuwo Adigun, including Oyo state PDP factional Chairman, Hon. Micheal Okunlade and his entire state executives and other important party stakeholders in the state.