By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Atiku Abubakar South – West Assembly on Thursday, tasked aggrieved members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to unite and forge a common front ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Chairman of the group, Senator Felix Ogunwale, gave the task at the group’s 2023 Summit in Ibadan themed, ‘Atiku/Okowa 2023- The Southwest Perspective’ organised by Atiku Abubakar South-West Assembly.
According to the group, ” it is now time for aggrieved PDP members to settle their political differences and unite ahead of 2023 general elections as the 2023 presidential elections is fast approaching, it is important to close ranks for victory with common effort and purpose”.
Senator Ogunwale maintained that though there were agitations within the PDP, the party has capacity to resolved it and that Atiku has capacity to unify Nigerians in spite of the various challenges bedevilling the nation presently.
Emphasizing that PDP would meet the yearnings as well as aspirations of Nigerians regardless of ethnicity and religion, Senator Ogunwale said the purpose of the program ‘ is to set agenda to effectively articulate the interests of South- West within the context of prevailing political and economic realities in the nation.
“To register our commitment to the Atiku/Okowa 2023 project by delivering votes to the PDP candidates, we remained resolute and determined to the cause.”
The Director of all Atiku Support Groups, Mr Oladimeji Fabiyi disclosed that the group was a body that had been working for Atiku since 2015 for promoting and projecting his candidature.
Mr Fabiyi, while speaking on behalf of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said
the meeting was an avenue to rally the people, supporters and stakeholders for the party.
“We want to consolidate the recent meeting with stakeholders of the party in south-west so as to find lasting solution to lingering crisis in the party,” he said.
He then commended all the support group, saying they were the pillar Atiku relied on for his emergence in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.