Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has stepped down for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary race.
He announced the move on Saturday, May 28, during the 2022 PDP National Convention holding at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
“I have come to the conclusion – to the glory of God Almighty, seeing millions of Nigerians suffering and the need for us to close ranks in the party and as one of the leaders in this party – I have come to a patriotic conclusion to step down my aspiration,” the former Speaker of the House of Representatives told the gathering.
“And not only that, I have appealed to my supporters to take this in good strides and for national unity and patriotism – not only that, those who are delegates here – should vote for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.”
In his statement via Twitter, Atiku thanked Tambuwal while looking forward to working with him.
“Thank you, His Excellency Aminu Tambuwal for your spirited campaign. I look forward to working with you as we unite our party and our country.”
Meanwhile, Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State, declared on Friday, May 27, that he is not seeking the presidency out of desperation.
Peter Obi made the remark on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.
He claimed that he switched to the Labour Party from the Peoples Democratic Party because the former no longer shared his political convictions.
“I’m not desperate to be President or anything,” Peter Obi said. “I’m desperate to see Nigeria work. Especially for the youths of this country.
“I’ve moved to where I think the process might allow me.
“I would rather lose doing the right thing than win doing the wrong thing. My politics have been consistent in character and integrity.”