Atiku May Be Expelled From PDP – Ex-Aide

Atiku May Be Expelled From PDP – Ex-Aide
  • PublishedNovember 5, 2023

A former Special Adviser to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Umar Ardo, has suggested that the former vice president might be expelled from the party he failed to jettison his presidential ambition.

Ardo who noted that PDP governors have already dumped Atiku made the remark in a statement on Sunday.

The ex-aide noted that the statement from the PDP governors that they were willing to work with President Bola Tinubu shows they have moved away from Atiku.

Recalled that the PDP Governors Forum had vowed to work with Tinubu following his intervention in the political crisis in Rivers State.

Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Bala Mohammed disclosed this after intervening in the crisis between the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike and the Rivers State Governor, Sim Fubara.

The statement read in part, “Reading through Atiku’s last Monday’s press conference regarding the outcome of the Supreme Court’s judgment and his position towards President Bola Tinubu’s Presidency vis-a-vis the following day’s communique of the PDP Governor’s Forum after its meeting at the Oyo State’s Governor’s Lodge, it’s obvious that the honeymoon between the party’s 2023 presidential candidate and its governors is now over.

“In a separate address to the press following the communique, the chairman of the forum, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, extolled the leadership qualities of President Tinubu and reiterated the PDP governors’ readiness to cooperate, support and work with the federal government that he leads.

“Nothing else can be more explicit in illustrating the two going on their different and separate ways more than this.

“With these opposing positions, it’s just a matter of time (and in a not distant future) for the inevitable implosion to happen, and either Atiku steps down his presidential ambition or leaves the PDP, or be expelled from the party! That’s my reading of the political crystal ball”.

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