There are every indications that the Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar might be contesting for 2023 Presidential race. Atiku has been reaching out to his loyalists ahead of the 2023 Presidential race. It should be recalled that PDP Leaders has changed their decision by zoning the Position of the National Chairman of the Party to the North. Therefore, the Presidential ticket might not be zoned to the North again.
However, Some Youths in the Party had clamoured that Presidential ticket should be thrown open to all the Presidential Aspirants in the Party. This implies that If Presidential Ticket should be thrown open to all the Members of the Party, it means that Atiku and other Presidential Aspirants in the North will be eligible to contest the Presidential race in 2023. Out of all the PDP Presidential Aspirants from the North, there is a candidate who can defeat Atiku at the Primary election, Provided other Presidential Aspirants do not merge with Atiku.
The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal can easily defeat Atiku at the PDP Primary Primary election. It should be recalled that Governor Aminu Tambuwal contested the last PDP Primary Election and he came second. There is every assurance that, if he should contest the forthcoming Presidential Polls, He is going to defeat Atiku. Tambuwal is the Chairman of Governor's forum and he can easily use his Position to influence his Presidential ambition at the PDP Presidential Polls.
Apart from the fact that Tambuwal is the Chairman of Governor's forum that he can use his Position to influence PDP Primary Election, He belongs to Governor Wike's camp in the Party, which is one of the Strongest camp in PDP. There is no doubt, that Governor Wike will support Tambuwal's Presidential Ambition. Governor Wike will also influence some PDP Governors to support Tambuwal, if he decides to contest PDP Presidential Primary Election.
Meanwhile, Atiku may not get the kind of support he got from some Leaders of the Party in 2019 PDP Primary Election, If he should contest in 2023. It should be recalled that Some Leaders of the Party have warned Atiku to stay away from contesting Presidential race in 2023.The Leaders accused Atiku that he neglected the Party when he lost in 2019 Presidential race. Therefore, if Tambuwal should contest against Atiku in PDP Primary Election, he will defeat Atiku and emerge as Presidential Candidate of the Party. Tambuwal remains the only Aspirant that has what it takes in the North to defeat Atiku in the PDP Primary Election.
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