– Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has disowned campaign posters that paired him and Soludo as presidential and vice presidential candates
– The posters have generated controversy among the members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the APGA
– Abubakar made the clarification on Monday, June 7, in Abuja, through a statement issued by his media aide, Paul Ibe
Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s former vice president, has disowned presidential campaign posters pairing him with a former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo as his running mate.
The Nation reports that the posters, which surfaced in Abuja on Monday, had Atiku and Soludo’s photographs side by side announcing an Atiku/Soludo ticket for the 2023 presidential election.
I remain a bonafide member of PDP
Premium Times also reports that the former vice president pointed out that while he is still a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Soludo is presently an aspirant for the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state, on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
“Ordinarily, we would have ignored the reports, but for the interest of those who may be misled by the disingenuous plot. It is obvious that this is a work of mischief. For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar is of the PDP while Charles Soludo is of APGA. It is silly of anyone to attempt to drag the former vice president into an election in Anambra which outcome will be determined by the people of the state.
“Atiku Abubakar is presently preoccupied with joining hands with other well-meaning Nigerians to help in finding solutions to the myriad of challenges plaguing our nation such as insecurity and economic downturn marked by joblessness and extreme poverty.”
Atiku reiterated that the purported 2023 campaign posters in circulation linking him to Soludo is the handiwork of mischief makers and that it should be ignored.
Atiku/Soludo’s presidential campaign posters surface
It was reported that the party through the national coordinator of APGA Media Warriors, Chinedu Obigwe, said desperate politicians were behind the posters.
He said desperate politicians that want to stop Soludo at all costs are behind the posters. However, he said they will fail because Soludo’s ambition is a mandate from God.