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Atiku Tells South East Leaders: “I Will Only Serve One Term”

Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice-President, has made a promise to the people of the South East ahead of the presidential election in 2023.

According to Leadership Newspaper, Atiku has stated that if elected, he will only serve one term as President.

He reportedly made the statement in an early Friday morning meeting with South East National Delegates and Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, emphasizing his commitment to an Igbo presidency.

“The former Vice President delivered his remarks with the gravitas of a statesman. He recognizes that in order for the country to be united, the South East must be considered in all political decisions. This is why we are confident that with our help, we would be able to elect an Igbo president by 2027,” a senior PDP official stated.

 

Recall that after the selection of former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, the leadership of the party in the zone called an emergency meeting in Enugu in October 2018, after numerous South East politicians had been given the job.

Following his withdrawal from the PDP Presidential Primaries and resignation from the party, Peter Obi is said to be meeting with leaders from the South South and South East to identify who he should appoint as his Vice-President.

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He has met with former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel, and former Senator Ben Obi in recent weeks.

He reportedly talked with four leaders of the biggest opposition party regarding the Vice-Presidency job, according to reports.

According to insiders in Atiku’s camp, the former Vice-President has met with two governors from the South South and two ranking senators from the South East, and appears confident about Saturday’s election.

“With his ground game, massive political network, war chest, and delegate activation, the former Vice-President is sure that he will emerge as the PDP’s presidential candidate.”

“This is why, once the convention is complete, stage three of his strategy, which is the quick naming of a vice president, has sprung into high speed. We have around seven months till the general election, so we need to ramp up our efforts,” the person said.

Recall that after the selection of former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, the leadership of the party in the zone called an emergency meeting in Enugu in October 2018, after numerous South East politicians had been given the job.

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