A assist group of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP), generally known as PDP Motion 2023, has suggested former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to not run for the 2023 presidential election – on account of his age .
The group’s chairman, Rufus Omeire, gave the recommendation in an announcement issued in Abuja on Wednesday.
The group has suggested Abubakar to look slightly to grow to be the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) get together, and to not be the candidate for the get together’s presidency by 2023.
He famous that Abubakar, who misplaced the 2019 presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari, might be 77 years previous in 2023, so the age would now not be on his aspect to run.
The group has additionally accused Abubakar of leaving the get together and Nigerians after the 2019 normal elections.
“It is vitally shameful that, since he misplaced the presidential election, he has moved to Dubai, leaving all PDP members, all stakeholders, and thousands and thousands of atypical Nigerians who voted for him and the PDP in 2019.
“It’s a betrayal of belief for Abubakar to disregard the sentiments and sacrifices of the atypical voters who supported him and PDP in 2019.
“Now the 2023 elections are again in hand, he is again and he is began to politicize as soon as once more. Apparently, the one factor he is superb at is politics.”
The group additionally accused Abubakar of leaving the get together on the time of the disaster, however of returning throughout the presidential election.
“Moreover, he’s thought of largely indifferent from the PDP each time the get together is in turmoil, however is energetic solely within the affairs of the get together when the time comes for presidential candidacies.
“A number of teams and people within the PDP have accused him of leaving shortly after he misplaced the 2019 presidential election,” the assertion mentioned partially.
The group mentioned that since Abubakar returned from Morocco he had not participated within the PDP disaster, however had visited solely governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom States.
He added that Abubakar additionally attended the funeral of the daddy of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta.
He additionally famous that Abubakar later moved to Edo to fulfill Obaseki.
“Nevertheless, because the PDP was plunged into disaster two weeks in the past, one would assume that, because the get together’s final flag bearer, it can stay dedicated to discovering an answer. No.
“Somewhat he traveled to Morocco to see his new spouse. After all, he’s entitled to his household life and his privileges.”
He expressed shock that Abubakar in his letter to the Nationwide Working Committee of the PDP said that he has lived in Dubai to enhance his training, to learn to govern Nigeria.
“We predict it’s time for Abubakar to step apart and permit others, ideally the youthful era, to maneuver ahead.
“He could also be requested to take the place of chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees the place he’ll play an advisory function to youthful politicians, resembling a former statesman.”
He described PDP ACTION 2023 as a gaggle keen to assist the PDP play its correct function as the primary opposition platform in Nigeria, and targeted on serving to to supply good governance for Nigeria.
He expressed optimism that get together governors will face the PDP management disaster.
“The present disaster in PDP is a standard wrestle in get together politics.
“We imagine that PDP Governors and stakeholders will resolve the disaster quickly and PDP will emerge stronger.
“For PDP to attain this purpose, it should current an appropriate candidate for president in 2023,” he suggested.