The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is set to return from his foreign trip to nip in the bud the crisis bedeviling the party over the choice of his running mate. According to a report by Daily Trust, the top echelon of the party was not comfortable with the visit of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
It was gathered that the PDP national chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, and other stakeholders of the party were exploring different options to end the crisis before the Osun governorship poll slated for July 16, and the 2023 general polls. Atiku, who is expected to return early this week, is expected to lead the charge to ensure PDP’s victory in the state. Atiku’s aide confirms the development Atiku’s spokesman, Paul Ibe, disclosed that Atiku would be in Osogbo to lead the mobilization of the people of the state to cast their votes for the PDP governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Ibe said: “Atiku will lead from the front once he arrives to reinvigorate and ensure the resolution of all the issues that arose following the conclusion of the nomination processes and it will all be addressed.”