Posted by Kolade Stephen. on 29 May, 2022 under Naija News
Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has reacted to a Northeasterner, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, clinching the Presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2023 election.
With the emergence of Atiku, a Northerner, the former Abia State governor said it is no longer possible for the ruling party to elect a Southerner as its flagbearer, adding that such a move would spell defeat.
Atiku Abubakar emerged the Presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2023 general election on Saturday.
Atiku clinched the much coveted ticket during the presidential primary of the main opposition party held in Abuja, the nationâ€™s capital.
Atiku, who was the partyâ€™s presidential candidate in 2019 and was defeated by President Muhammadu Buhari, polled a total of 371 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who garnered 237 votes.
Kalu, who has since thrown his weight behind Senate President, Ahmed Lawan for 2023 presidency, said that Buhari must pick a candidate from North-East or watch APC become an opposition party after 2023.
â€œCongratulations to the PDP for electing a North Easterner . Nigerians must have seen what I saw yesterday,â€