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Why Atiku, Peter Obi’s Game Plan Might Change As PDP Govs Plot To Back Fellow Gov For Party’s Ticket

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria, there are a lot of permutations going on as influential politicians who have ambition to contest the election are working underground to gain the support of the chieftains of their political parties. 

On the platform of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, some influential politicians like the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar from the northern Nigeria and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi from the Southeast have been tipped to fly the flag of the party in the 2023 presidential race.  

While the supporters of Atiku rely on his political influence to clinch the party’s presidential ticket, Peter Obi is also seen as a favorite politician to fly the flag of PDP because of the ongoing agitation for Southeast to produce the Nigerian President for the first time after the return of democracy in 1999.  

However, available indicators have shown that there might be a change of game plan as the Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party plot to back their colleague to clinch the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential race. 

According to a report by Vanguard Newspaper, the 13 Governors on the platform of PDP are plotting to support one of their colleagues to fly the flag of the party in the 2023 presidential election and extend their influence in the party. 

The report revealed that the Governors have realized their influence in the party after their candidates won during the PDP National Convention with little or no resistance. The attention now is on the 2023 presidential election and the Governors are plotting to support one of their colleague to emerge as the presidential candidate of the party. 

This development might change the game plan of Atiku and Peter Obi who had earlier been tipped to fly the flag of the party. This is because the Governors have the control of the party’s delegates in their various states and have been able to extend their influence in the states that are not controlled by PDP.

With the recent revelation, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and other top politicians on the platform of PDP who want to contest for the PDP presidential ticket may need to device a new strategy to achieve their gaols in 2023. 

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