Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been advised by a group called Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Action 2023 not to nurse the idea of contesting the presidential position in 2023.
According to the group, the former vice president had jettisoned the party since he lost the 2019 Presidential election and relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), only to come back to think of contesting again in 2023.
Though Atiku is yet to declare his intention to contest 2023 presidential election, but his son, Adamu Atiku Abubakar, had hinted that he will vie again.
First News reported that Atiku may have hinted of his interest to run for the position again in a recent memo he sent to the PDP leadership.
However, speaking in a statement on Wednesday, the chairman of the PDP group, Hon. Rufus Omeire said: “It is a betrayal of trust for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to neglect the feelings and sacrifices of ordinary voters who supported him and PDP in 2019.
“Now the 2023 elections are at hand, he has returned and started politicking once again. Apparently, the only thing he is very good at, is politics.
“We think that time has come for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON, to step aside and allow others, preferably the younger generation, to step forward.”