Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed confidence that Nigerians will return the Peoples Democratic Party to power in the 2023 presidential election.
Atiku, who urged politicians to respect the party’s electoral guideline and the nation’s constitution in the election, said democracy can only triumph in a free and fair environment.
Speaking shortly after casting his vote at the PDP congress in Adamawa State, he said the party would set the pace for others in electoral transparency.
“ You can see that it (congress) is transparent and credible. Over time, we have developed the spirit of consensus both at the state and national levels. I believe these are the basis for the confidence Nigerians now have in the PDP, to vote back the PDP into power,” he said.
Over 2,614 delegates across the 21 local government areas of the state participated in the exercise.
Governor Ahmadu Fintiri also participated in the exercise.
The party’s election screening committee headed by Mamu Alhaji Mohammed had earlier cleared 39 aspirants for various positions.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress committee in the state, Prof Umar Katsayal, has debunked claims that a court in Yola stopped the party’s state congress.
Katsayal, who stated this at Lamido Cinema, the venue of the congress said, “It is not true; there is no court order stopping today’s (Saturday’s) congress. You can see all the seven-man committee is on the ground, the electoral materials are already here. All aspirants are here and we are good to go.”
He noted that all 36 positions in the contest would be challenged democratically.
As of the time of filing this report, delegates were still gaining access to the venue of the APC state congress.