A frontline group under the aegis of the Technical Committee (TEECOM) for the actualisation of Atiku Abubakar’s Presidency in 2023 says it was never part of the consensus arrangement of the Northern PDP Forum.
The group, in a statement, said the Wazirin Adamawa had always been averse to a consensus candidate in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
However, the Atiku group encouraged supporters of the former vice president to remain focused on the aspiration of Atiku Abubakar.
“We have been inundated with several calls and text messages from concerned party members, supporters and other critical stakeholders on the purported report of Consensus efforts amongst four Northern Aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party by Prof Ango Abdullahi CON; the Magajin Rafin Zazzau released at a press conference in Minna on Friday, April 22, 2022.
“The report clearly stated that the aspirants who presented themselves for the exercise are: Gov Aminu Tambuwwa, Gov Bala Mohammed, Dr Bukola Saraki, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen.
“Former Vice President and the Wazirin Adamawa was never a part of the purported consensus arrangement and did not subject himself to the process.
“Therefore, he is not bound by any of the recommendations and conclusions of the purported report.
“Waziri Atiku Abubakar as a nationalist, strongly believes that Nigeria has never been so divided as it is today. Any regional, zoning, ethnoreligious gang-up or consensus-driven in this manner will further deepen and widen the wounds that urgently require to be healing,” the statement reads.