PDP Reacts As Northern Christain Leaders Endorse Atiku For Presidency
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation has welcomed the adoption of its flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, by the Northern Christain Leaders Consultative Forum.
Naija News recalls that one of its prominent members of the forum and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, had endorsed the Labour Party (LP) Presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
However, some members of the forum swiftly dissociated themselves from Obi’s endorsement, saying that Lawal was on his own as consultations were still ongoing.
On Friday, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and other members in his camp named Atiku as their preferred candidate for the 2023 Presidency.
Reacting to the development in a chat with Vanguard, the Spokesperson for the campaign, Kola Ologbodiyan, commended the Northern Christain leaders for backing the presidential ambition of the former Vice President.
He said Atiku’s adoption was a confirmation of the consensus by the larger majority of Nigerians that the PDP candidate remains the candidate of choice for most Nigerians.
He said: “This adoption conforms with the consensus by the larger majority of Nigerians that all options weighed and considered, Atiku is the best among those seeking to govern Nigeria.“