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Nigeria 2023: Northern hopes rise as Atiku’s ex-campaign manager emerges PDP chair – The Africa Report

  • October 26, 2021
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Nigeria 2023: Northern hopes rise as Atiku’s ex-campaign manager emerges PDP chair – The Africa Report

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By Akin Irede
Posted on Monday, 18 October 2021 13:49
The decision of Nigeria’s main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to keep its presidential ticket open means former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and other northern presidential hopefuls can emerge as the party’s candidate next year. But will southern elements allow this to happen?
Iyorchia Ayu, a former Senate President, was nominated last week as the consensus candidate of the North as Chairman of the PDP. Ayu is expected to be affirmed at the PDP’s national convention at the end of the month, a mere formality.
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Although he has stayed away from the public for some time, the incoming PDP chairman is not new to Nigerian politics.
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