Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will emerge victorious in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.
He expressed confidence that Nigerians will vote massively for the PDP in 2023 and return the opposition party to Aso Rock in Abuja.
The former PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 elections made this known on Saturday shortly after casting his vote at the party congress in Adamawa State.
Atiku advised members to respect the party’s electoral guideline and the nation’s constitution in the election, noting that democracy can only triumph in a free and fair environment.
The PDP chieftain added that the party would set the pace for others in electoral transparency following the peaceful conduct of the state congress in Adamawa.
“You can see that it (congress) is transparent and credible. Over time, we have developed the spirit of consensus both at the state and national levels.
“I believe these are the basis for the confidence Nigerians now have in the PDP, to vote back the PDP into power,” he said.
In other news, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has grilled a former Kano Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
Naija News reports that the questioning was in connection with the alleged mismanagement of N10billion pension cash.
Some individuals had accused Kwankwaso of using the pension remittances to allegedly fund a housing project for some cronies.
According to a source, the EFCC invited the former Governor following a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government.
“Kwankwaso reported to the EFCC today(Saturday) and he is currently being grilled by a team of operatives at the commission’s headquarters Abuja,” a source disclosed to The Nation.
”He is being questioned over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.
”Kwankwaso who is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party was first invited by the EFCC in September but failed to honour the invitation.”
Another source disclosed that Kwankwaso “may have been invited in relation to a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government who had earlier petitioned the EFCC, complaining that the former Governor mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10billion between 2011 and 2015, to fund a housing project for cronies.”