Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has said the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) needs to be strengthened ahead of 2023 election.
He stated this while tasking the party chieftains to focus on strengthening the platform rather than focus on elections.
“Our preoccupation at this point in the @OfficialPDPNig should not focus on elections, but on rebuilding and strengthening our party for the challenges ahead of us,” Atiku who was the presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 presidential election, stated in a tweet yesterday.
His tweet came against the backdrop of a recent allegation by chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, (BoT) Senator Walid Jibrin of threats to his life because he refused to support an automatic ticket for Atiku in 2023.
Walid who was quoted as saying some unnamed men who visited and threatened him over Atiku, added, “They said I should say Atiku is the man that I want because I am a leader.”
The BoT chairman was further quoted as saying, “They should not also forget that the party has a constitution and guidelines which say there must be primary for whoever wants to contest.”
Atiku is speculated to be eyeing the presidential ticket of the PDP in 2023 election.