Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must stay united to secure electoral victories in 2023.
Atiku who was the PDP presidential candidate in 2019, noted that only a politically naïve and visionless politician will dump the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State would one day “be courageous enough to tell Ebonyians the true reasons he left for a sinking ship, APC.”
Atiku stated this at a political event organized by Engr. Dr. Onuoha Nnachi, at Afikpo South Local Government Area (LGA) in Ebonyi South Senatorial District. The former VP in his message read by Oladimeji Fabiyi, said that at the right time, people would know the truth why Umahi joined APC.
He thanked the political heavyweights in Ebonyi State for ignoring the decision of Governor Umahi to join APC.
Atiku said; “today’s event is a testimony to the fact that Ebonyi is PDP, PDP is Ebonyi.
“This event has made the loudest statement and sent a strong signal across board that PDP is not shaking in Ebonyi State and South East in general.
“For us as a party to continuously emerge victorious in our future elections, PDP must remain peaceful and united at all levels as togetherness is the key to our electoral success.
“We have the numbers, the people, the strength, the strategy and leaders in Ebonyi State.
“The governor’s unfortunate action is a temporary setback, which is normal in political setting. Therefore, we must remain undeterred; PDP is remarkably strong and solid in Ebonyi.
“It is only a politically naïve, dumb, visionless and broken person that will leave a smooth sailing, progressive, purposeful and goal oriented ship and jump into a sinking and directionless ship on a voyage to nowhere.
“We hope one day, Gov. Umahi will be courageous enough to tell Ebonyians the true reasons he left for a sinking ship APC. If he does not, at the appropriate time we shall tell the people.”
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