Embattled PDP Flags Off 2023 Campaign In The Peaceful City Of Uyo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will today flag off its presidential campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The presidential campaign, which is expected to hold at the Nest of Champions Stadium, Uyo, and scheduled to commence at 10 am, however invited party leaders and members across all categories, including former presidents.

This is as the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, said it would be extra burden too heavy for Nigerians to bear if the APC continued in office after May 29, 2023. At the same time, one of the governors loyal to the Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, has declared that Atiku was his presidential candidate and had nothing against him.

However, according to the chairman of the Presidential Campaigns Council and Governor of the state, Udom Emmanuel, who signed the letters of invitation, the party extended courtesies to all former presidents produced by the party, including Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, former vice president, Namadi Sambo to the occasion.

Others invited included former senate presidents David Mark, Pius Anyim Adolphus Wabara, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki as well as all members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. Expected at the event were all the PDP governors, former governors, former ministers, all former presidential aspirants of the party, all serving and former members of the National Assembly.

Emmanuel, who was on hand to receive delegations at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo, expressed delight over the hosting of the campaign flag-off and thanked the leadership of the party for entrusting him and other members of the campaign council with the task of driving the Atiku/Okowa rescue mission. Giving assurances of the Campaign Council’s preparedness for a grand rally to launch the PDP to victory, Emmanuel said, the flag-off promised to be stunning, adding that the outstanding performances by PDP governors had given impetus to the party.

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