By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The 2023 Presidential ambition of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Atiku Abubakar may have suffered a huge setback following the reluctance from some of his political allies to come out categorically to support his 2023 quest.
Dr. Sani Adamu, the Founder and the Director General of Deservation.org and the prime mover of ThePUKKA Initiative who had in the past years campaigned actively for Atiku Abubakar Presidency has refused to come out openly to endorse his political ally in his 2023 political ambition, though he didn’t mention and not to disprove his number one son, Hon. Adamu Atiku, Commissioner Works & Energy, Adamawa State
While speaking to newsmen at his Abuja residence, Dr Adamu declined to state if he would be aggressively campaigning for the Waziri Adamawa like he did in the past.
Dr.Adamu stated, ” I think it is too early to start speculating on 2023 election since it’s still some 36 months away “.
When pressed further, that he didn’t give gap in the past, he added, ” I am in the process of consulting with my constituency which includes the youth, women across the country, members of Deservation, members of ThePUKKA Initiative and Project 774 For Atiku all of them are there.
“As many of you are aware, unilaterally, I can’t take any decision without their authorization”, he added.
Dr.Sani Adamu’s group had in the past transverse the country, erecting billboards, Posters and any other means of canvassing for votes for Atiku from both the PDP and other party members, to a very large extent, Dr. Adamu’s strategies paid off as the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 election almost pulled off an upset against the incumbent.
After the election, Adamu was one of the few politicians that stood by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
He was at the court preceeding when Atiku mounted legal challenge against his defeat in the 2019 Presidential polls.
Adamu granted press conferences, interviews that criticized the conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), stating that the election was rigged in favour of President Buhari.
Political analysts have insisted that if Dr. Sani indeed declined to support his political godfather in 2023, then the Atiku Presidential ambition may indeed be in grave jeopardy.
Following an investigative lead about Dr. Adamu’s intentions, our correspondent asked him if he was about to switch loyalty from the PDP to the APC, Adamu said that he has not yet made up his mind and in due course, he would keep the media updated.
However, our correspondent which had on two previous occasions sighted Dr. Sani and the Director General of the Tinubu Support Organization (TSO), Hon.Aminu Suleiman, decided to probe further the connection between Hon Aminu and Dr.Sani.
Aminu was quite outspoken by saying that, “Dr.Sani is a very resourceful and energetic young man and therefore, I am trying to see how we can get him to work for us .
He further added that, “It is not a bad thing for Adamu to switch from PDP to APC, afterall, Alhaji Atiku had in time past moved from one party to another and there is no guarantees that Atiku won’t move from PDP to another party in the nearest future.