Tambuwal drops out of PDP presidential race, endorses Atiku

The Sokoto state governor announced his decision in the presence of the delegates at the convention ground.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Aminu Tambuwal (Goldennews)

Presidential aspirant, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, has stepped down from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential race, endorsing former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Tambuwal made his decision known in front of the delegates and party stakeholders who are currently gathered at the velodrome of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, venue of the special convention to elect the flag bearer for the 2023 election.

The former House of Representatives Speaker said his decision was borne out of his desire to see a more progressive nation which he believes the PDP can deliver from next year.

Tambuwal said, “Having consulted widely throughout the length and breadth of the country, I have come to the belief that as a leader, a time will come to make sacrifices for the good of all.

“To avoid rancour in the party and to address the suffering of Nigerians, I have come to conclusion to step down my aspiration.”

He, however, asked his supporters who had planned to vote for him to cue behind Atiku for the ticket.

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