2023 Elections: AA Endorses PDP and Atiku
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, have received the Action Alliance (AA) party’s support ahead of the general elections on February 25.
This is stated in a statement that Mr. James Vernimbe, the party’s national secretary, signed on Sunday in Abuja.
According to Vernimbe, the endorsement took place at the PDP’s large gathering in Yola, Adamawa state.
He claimed that the endorsement was informed and approved following careful discussion with the party hierarchy and state chairmen.
“AA has joined some other parties to endorse PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for the 25 February, 2023, presidential election.
“The event was led by the party’s National Chairman, Chief Barr Kenneth Udeze, accompanied by the National Secretary of the party, Vernimbe A James, with Six North East state chairmen of the party in attendance.
“What led to the endorsement is that our presidential candidate, Hamza Almustapha, is not contesting to win.
“Since 9 June, 2022, that he emerged as presidential candidate of the party till 16 February 2023, there have been no flag-off campaigns anywhere, no poster anywhere indicating his presence in the presidential race.
“And Atiku Abubakar is the only candidate that has assured us of forming the government of national unity where other political parties will be accommodated because what we have today in Nigeria is winner takes all,” he said.
Vernimbe said that the endorsement was done in the presence of the state chairmen of Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe, and the Adamawa state Secretaries representing the state chairmen, Representative of Borno and party chieftain from Bauchi State. (NAN)