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2023 Presidency: Atiku’s group takes consultation to Europe

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar
A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

The Director-General of the Amalgamated Atiku Support Group, (AASG) Hon Oladimeji Fabiyi, said the team has taken its consultation to Nigerians in the diaspora in a bid to gain supports for the candidacy of former president Atiku Abubakar ahead of the 2023 Presidential election.

A statement by Fabiyi, on Sunday, said AASG – a body saddled with the mandate to manage and coordinate Atiku groups in Nigeria and diaspora, has met the leader of the diaspora coordinators across eight European countries in the United Kingdom to galvanize support and secure the endorsements of the diaspora Nigerians for Atiku Abubakar.

The meeting, according to the statement, was held at Sunburn Yacht Hotel, London and had in attendance the coordinators and members from Spain, Germany, Turkey, France, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, Belgium and the host country, England.

Others were the Director, International Affairs of the AASG, Prof. Gold CW Emmanuel; European Continental Coordinator, Hon. Mayowa Aluko; Regional Coordinator, Prince Olufemi Baker; Coordinator of Special Organization, Barr. Frank Ezeigwe; West Africa Coordinator, Dr Aleroh; UK Coordinator, Mrs Josephine Nzeogu; London Coordinator, Mrs Joy Jibike and Cynthia Okiri, Youth Advocate.

Some of the Nigerians who attended the meeting (Photo by AASG)

The director-general at another meeting also met with the leadership of the PDP UK Chapter led by the UK Chapter Chairman, Chief Elija Agwom Sambo.

According to the statement, the meeting afforded the DG and the party leadership opportunity to discuss the future of the PDP, the need to support the current National leadership of the PDP, show keen interest and invest energy and resources in the party to enable it to make the right decisions when picking its presidential candidate.

Fabiyi urged the UK Chairman and his members to rally all other PDP foreign chapters leadership to galvanize and lend their strong voices in support of Atiku Abubakar’s ’s aspiration in 2023.

“I understand some of you may not be delegates to the party primaries, but I do know that you have voices that can help our party take the right decisions. That decision, as we all have agreed here, is Atiku Abubakar.

“We must remember that 2023 is not about Atiku but about the future of our country. Atiku in all ramifications towers above other interested aspirants,” Fabiyi said.

Sambo, in his response, maintained that Nigeria is presently at the precipice and crossroads, adding that it is therefore important that the PDP puts its best foot forward.

According to him, that best foot is Atiku Abubakar.

“PDP is the party to beat in 2023. Atiku today is the symbol of unity, symbol of hope and good governance in Nigeria.

“Even if Atiku says he is not interested, Nigerians in their millions should appeal and prevail on him to come to the rescue of our country.”

He assured that the foreign chapters of the party will support the new National leadership of the party in its mission to rescue Nigeria.

Atiku has not publicly announced his intention to run for the highest office in the country but many within the PDP are rooting for him to become the party’s presidential candidate.

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