2023: Atiku’ll win Rivers – Babangida Aliyu 

Former governor of Niger state, Dr Babangida Aliyu Muazu, has said he  is optimistic that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, will win Rivers state in February next year.

He said Rivers state and the entire South-south is a historical PDP enclave and therefore the stakeholders are working hard to ensure a repeat of previous successes in the presidential and all other elective positions.

Babangida was speaking in Abuja at the inauguration of the Central Planning Committee (CPC) of the PDP Ward 2, Ward 2022 National Conference, billed to take place early next month.

He said there is no cause for alarm over the political uproar involving the presidential candidate and the state governor, Nyesom Wike  as the party is too well rooted in Rivers.

The chairman of the media and publicity of the CPC, Dr Golu Timothy,  quoted Babangida, who is the national patron of the PDP Ward 2 Ward organisation as enjoining party faithful not to entertain any fear or anxiety about what is happening, but be optimistic of victory at the general elections.

He added that the party is very much interested in reconciliation, but productive reconciliation that brings results. “We must go for reconciliation that is realistic and practical,” he said.

He added that this time around, a lot of diligence will be put in place to avoid previous situations where some leaders across the state collected monies in 2019 but misused it or did not utilise it for what it was meant for.

“I appreciate the W2W for the work you are doing. You are so far the grassroots pillar and support group of the party and we are very proud of you. The goal of this campaign is for Atiku to win the election come February next year. We want Atiku to win, but we have a lot to do to ensure that. Do not be conscious of money than what is needed to be done. This nation needs Atiku. Go to your polling units and deliver the message of hope. We should not stay here in Abuja and be blowing grammar.

“Don’t be bothered by the few irritants here and there. Don’t be distracted but remain focus. Some people are relevant today because of the positions they are occupying, but once they leave, that is all.”

He charged the CPC and subcommittees to be more creative in fashioning out more ways by which the grassroots can be penetrated with the needed information.

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