The Concerned PDP League, CPDPL, a pressure group within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential election, not to contest again in 2027.
The group’s advice was contained in a communiqué signed on Sunday and released in Abuja by its National Secretary, Alhaji Tasiu Muhammed and acting National Director of Publicity and Strategic Communication, Gbenga Adedamola.
CPDPL also asked the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, not to nurse any ambition for the presidential office until 2031, to avoid a repeat of what happened to the party in 2015 and 2023.
According to the group, its advice was for interested aspirants from the North to understand that the South has eight years to do before power returns to the North in 2031.
“Our advice is also to ensure stability in the political system of the country,” the group said.
It admonished the party to be cautious of those factors responsible for its failure in the 2023 general election and avoid them as it prepares for the 2027 general election.
“As we all know, the year 2023 was a very challenging year for our great party, with us losing the presidential election due to failure to abide by our party’s constitution of 2017, as amended, and failure of leadership,” CPDPL stated.