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2023: I Will Only Serve One Term – Atiku Tells South East Leaders

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Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has made a pledge to the people of the South East ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

According to Leadership Newspaper, Atiku said if elected as President, he will will only serve one term.

It was gathered that he made the vow in a meeting with South East National Delegates and Leaders from the Peoples Democratic Party early Friday morning, highlighting the fact that he was committed to an Igbo Presidency.

“The former Vice-President spoke like a true statesman. He understands that for there to be unity in the country, we need to include the South East in all political considerations. This is why we are proud that with our support, we can achieve an Igbo Presidency by 2027,” a high-ranking PDP Chieftain said.

Recall that in October 2018, following the selection of former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, the leadership of the party in the zone had, after the announcement of Obi, summoned an emergency meeting in Enugu, as several South East leaders had been offered the position.

With Peter Obi’s withdrawal from the PDP Presidential Primaries and resignation from the PDP, the former Vice-President has reportedly been meeting with South South and South East leaders to determine who he should select as his Vice-President.

In the last few weeks, he has held consultations with former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel; and former Senator, Ben Obi.

It was also gathered that he reportedly met with 4 leaders of the main opposition party about the Vice-Presidency position.

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According to sources in Atiku’s camp the former Vice-President, who seems confident about Saturday’s poll, has met with two Governors from the South South, and two ranking Senators from the South East region.

“The former Vice-President is confident that with his ground game, vast political network, war chest and delegate activation, he will be emerging as the presidential candidate of the PDP.

“This is why, stage three of his plan, which is the immediate announcement of a VP once the convention is over has now moved into full gear. We have about 7-months between now and the general election, and we need to moving into full gear,” the source said.

Recall that in October 2018, following the selection of former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, the leadership of the party in the zone had, after the announcement of Obi, summoned an emergency meeting in Enugu, as several South East leaders had been offered the position.

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Ojogwu Godwin Chukwudi hailed from Delta State. A young talented personality, Alumnus of Delta State university,Abraka Studied Library and information science. He is an intellectual cyber communicator expert and a prolific blogger professional.

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