Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto

Against unsolicited advice that former Vice President and 2023 PDP Presidential hopeful, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, should jettison his ambition, with former Edo state Commissioner for Information, Kassim Afegbua, as the arrow head, ardent supporters of Atiku Abubakar, has called upon him to hasten his consultations and declare his ambition publicly.

Atiku staunch loyalist and a former gubernatorial aspirant in Kebbi state, Alhaji Idris Ibrahim Kalgo, told Leadership Newspaper that, Atiku Abubakar political followers nationwide are warming up to begin mobilization in earnest for the actualisation of his aspiration, to clinch the 2023 presidential ticket at the PDP primaries.

Kalgo describe Afegbua, who was Atiku campaign organisation spokesperson at the 2019 elections as a turncoat, whose stock in trade is always bitting the finger that fed him.

He said, “we are not moved by Afegbua sudden turnaround, his antecedent speak volume of him. This was the same manner he turned against his principal, Adams Oshiomhole, former Governor of Edo state.

“Afegbua and his paymasters are insignificant and inconsequential to stop or derail Atiku Abubakar moving train towards 2023 presidential race. Their evil machination of regional and age cards had fallen flat in their faces.

“Now that Waziri Adamawa has consulted all that matters including his former boss, ex – President Olusegun Obasanjo and the PDP caucuses in the National Assembly, I call on him on behalf of his supporters nationwide and, across party lines, to formally declare his aspiration for us to take it up from there, to the nook and crannies of the country.

“Looking at the myriads of problem confronting Nigeria today, Atiku Abubakar, who has won the PDP Presidential ticket before, is the best candidate with capacity to fix Nigeria.”