Forward of the graduation of the marketing campaign for the 2023 presidential election, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the get together, are confronted with a contemporary dilemma over who and the zone to choose the top of the marketing campaign group from.
The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) in its timetable and 2023 schedule of actions, mounted twenty eighth September 2022 for the graduation of presidential campaigns.
A reputable supply advised Blueprint PDP and its candidate, former Vice President Atiku, have pencilled down Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and former Osun state governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
The supply confirmed that Tambuwal is being thought-about due to the North -west’s voting inhabitants, whereas Ugwuanyi, a loyalist of Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike and Oyinlola are being thought-about as a remaining transfer to reconcile the aggrieved governors and get together members from the South.
Disaster emerged following Atiku’s alternative of Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa because the working mate and the insistence of Wike’s group on the elimination of the get together’s nationwide chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
The decision for Ayu’s elimination was consequent upon the emergence of Atiku, a northerner, because the get together’s presidential candidate.
A reputable supply who didn’t need his identify talked about stated: “The troublesome scenario earlier than Atiku and the get together is who to choose amongst these 3. If he picks Tambuwal due to North West votes, then the Southerners which can be members of our get together and people we’re searching for their votes, may have each purpose to consider that PDP is now a northern get together.
“As for Ugwuanyi, Wike’s camp’s demand for Ayu’s elimination continues to be not attended to. So, they could reject it. And lots of stakeholders in Atiku’s camp expressed worry that Oyinlola due to so many components could not be capable of pull the get together collectively.”
Atiku disowns Diasporas
In the meantime, the Atiku Abubakar Marketing campaign Organisation has disowned a Diaspora group searching for to lift funds for the 2023 election.
The marketing campaign group stated the group referred to as Atiku Abubakar Enterprise Supporters in Diaspora (AABSID) was unknown to it.
In a press release in Abuja, Tuesday, AACO stated the group was distributing a letter titled “Fundraising Dinner Occasion for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Presidential Election Marketing campaign 2023” to potential donors and members of most people, inviting donations to Atiku’s marketing campaign in alternate for unfettered entry to the PDP candidate amongst different guarantees.
“Most of the people is hereby notified that the aforementioned Atiku Abubakar Enterprise Supporters in Diaspora (AABSID) shouldn’t be in any method affiliated or associated to Atiku Abubakar and the Atiku Abubakar Marketing campaign Organisation, and has not been mandated or authorised in any method in any way to symbolize the candidate or his marketing campaign in any matter in any way.
“In keeping with the foregoing, any particular person or organisation coping with the aforementioned Atiku Abubakar Enterprise Supporters in Diaspora (AABSID) and/or its Marketing campaign Coordinator/President or certainly with every other organisation to lift funds for our presidential candidate does so at their very own threat and accountability.”
Aniagwu named marketing campaign spokesman
In a associated improvement, the PDP presidential candidate has appointed Delta state Commissioner for Data Charles Aniagwu as certainly one of his spokesmen for the 2023 presidential marketing campaign.
Aniagwu joined Senator Dino Melaye and Daniels Bwala, who have been earlier appointed in comparable positions.
The previous VP, in a press release Tuesday by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, stated Aniagwu’s appointment was with fast impact, and with the accountability, amongst others, to maintain the citizens in control with happenings within the presidential marketing campaign.
Aniagwu is a veteran broadcaster with over twenty years of expertise within the media trade.