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PDP Speaks On Adopting Atiku As Its 2023 Presidential Candidate

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed reports that it has adopted a presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, dismissed reports that the main opposition party has adopted its former presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as the party’s 2023 presidential candidate.

Ologbondiyan pointed out that the party has not sold nomination form to any intending candidate, hence it has no flagbearer yet.

He said the PDP was always ready to defend democracy, stressing that the party will never support the imposition of candidates.

“We have not started selling forms, until then, we don’t know those who are contesting for the presidential ticket of the party for 2023.

“Moreover, we have not started selling forms,” Ologbondiyan said.

In other news, Ologbondiyan has denied media reports that the party’s National Working Committee(NWC) wants to remove Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman before 2023.

He spoke with journalists on Wednesday in Abuja at the end of the day’s NWC meeting.

Naija News recalls a source had earlier claimed that some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) are plotting to remove and replace Prince Uche Secondus as the party’s national chairman ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The source says the members do not trust his ability to lead the party to victory in 2023 and are also displeased with the way issues within the party are being handled under his leadership.

They also brought issues of alleged financial mismanagement of party funds against Secondus, adding that the party has not been able to capitalize on the mistakes of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to attract more Nigerians to itself.

However, according to the PDP spokesperson, there is no discord between the NWC and the party chairman, adding that the party is focused on returning to victory in 2023.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.