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Opinion: Appointment of Ahmadu Fintiri as chairman of PDP’s convention committee may favour Atiku

Vanguard Newspaper reports that Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has been appointed as the Chairman of the convention organizing committee of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The appointment was reportedly made today during the meeting of the party’s 93rd National Executive Committee, held in Abuja.

(Ahmadu Fintiri. Credit: Facebook)

I have reasons to believe that this appointment may favour former vice president, Atiku Abubakar with regards to his rumoured 2023 presidential ambition.

Apart from coming from the same state with Atiku Abubakar, Ahmadu Fintiri shares a close relationship with the oil guru. This is one of the reasons some governors and other members of the party reportedly opposed his appointment as the chairman of the convention committee.

(Atiku Abubakar. Credit: The Punch)

Atiku Abubakar is widely speculated to be nursing the ambition of becoming the next president of Nigeria in 2023. If this speculation is true, the former vice president may want to build a formidable structure for himself at the party level, this is why the appointment of Ahmadu Fintiri as the chairman of the convention committee may favour him.

The outcome of the forthcoming PDP convention will have a serious impact on the party's preparations ahead of the 2023 general elections. With Ahmadu Fintiri as the chairman of the convention organizing committee, Atiku Abubakar may have an advantage over other prospective 2023 presidential candidates in the PDP.

(Ahmadu Fintiri and Atiku Abubakar. Credit: Google)

Though the former vice president has not publicly declared his intention to contest as the next president, his recent moves and consistency in party activities suggest he wants to contest in 2023.

As it stands, his closeness with Ahmadu Fintiri may help him to achieve his first goal of emerging as the PDP 2023 presidential candidate.

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Abuja Adamawa State Ahmadu Fintiri Atiku Abubakar Vanguard Newspaper

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