A group belonging to Peoples Democratic Party, under the aegis of PDP Action 2023 has cautioned the party to avoid repeating the mistake of wasting its presidential ticket on former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
This was contained is a statement signed by its National Chairman, Rufus Omeire, titled, “Atiku Should Not Waste PDP Ticket Again,” on Wednesday in Abuja.
Omeire said, “The PDP Action 2023 warns once again, that to give Atiku Abubakar another chance as PDP Presidential Candidate is to ensure a clear defeat for PDP in 2023, and admonishes the former Vice-President of Nigeria not to deceive PDP members a second time.
“In our last Press Statement, we frowned at Atiku for abandoning PDP members by running away to live in Dubai, after the elections, shielding himself from PDP members, only for him to resurface now that the Presidential primaries are at hand.
“In his response, we are surprised Atiku claimed that his absence from Nigeria for so long was to acquire a degree from Cambridge University.
“On the contrary, the entire country is aware that he relocated to Dubai, where he even had his highly advertised COVID Vaccination even before the vaccine was available to ordinary Nigerians.”
The group further said, “It is disingenuous for Atiku to claim that he was in school in Cambridge, London when he actually lived in Dubai.
“If he enrolled in University of Cambridge, for a part time course, he could have as well done the programme from Nigeria.”