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2023: Atiku will step down for South-East president in 2027 if elected — Dokpesi

Chief Raymond Dokpesi has claimed presidential hopeful, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar if elected will step down in 2027 for South East to produce president if elected into Aso Villa in 2023.

Dokpesi who is the leader of the technical committee for Atiku said he (Atiku) is the best to defeat any candidate fielded by the ruling All Progressive Congress.

In his argument, Dokpesi said that the PDP had to give the North another chance to complete its fours years in the presidency to wrestle power from the APC in 2023.

Atiku hailed from the North-East Geo-political zone.

According to Dokpesi; “Our party (PDP) believes in rotation of the office of president between the North and South for two-term of eight years.

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“That was why former President Olusegun Obasanjo handed over to Late Umaru Ya’Adua, but after his death, former President Goodluck Jonathan took over and completed his first term.

“Jonathan also asked for another four years, which was given to him, but when he started asking for another term in 2015, the North felt it was against the zoning agreement of the party.

“So, we went into the election with a divided house and we lost. That is why we have reasoned that for us to wrestle power from APC, we need a strong presidential candidate from the North.

“Since it is believed that the North-East and South-East are the two geo-political zones that have not produced a president. We felt that Atiku, coming from the North-East, is a strong candidate for the job.”

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