Atiku Should Let PDP Breathe, His Selfishness, Arrogance Caused The Party’s Failure – Party Chieftain

By NewsCritic Reporters A Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Lere Olayinka, has
told the party’s Presidential candidate in the last general elections,
Atiku Abubakar, to perish the idea of contesting the 2027 presidential
election, saying “As it is now, Atiku needs to let PDP breathe.”

Olayinka, who was the PDP House of Representatives candidate for Ekiti
Central Constituency two in the last elections, said “Atiku’s
selfishness and arrogance put PDP where it is today, going forward, he
should excuse himself and let new people be the face of the party.”

Reacting to the Supreme Court judgment, dismissing Atiku’s petition
against the election of President Bola Tinubu, Olayinka said it was
funny that some people were so emotional that they believed that not
having 25 percent votes in the Federal Capital Territory was enough to
nullify the election of someone who won in more than 20 States.

He said; “Rather than bringing everyone together to confront the
election, they were more interested in dealing with those who told
them the truth, suspending and expelling National Assembly candidates
of the party and spending millions of Naira on lawyers to defend the

“They even had names of those they will show pepper when their
President-in-waiting assume office. Now, eyes don clear.”

While telling those already selling the idea of Atiku contesting again
in 2027 as PDP candidate to perish the idea, Olayinka said, “Enough of
Atiku is coming every four years. PDP does not belong to any single

“Most importantly, politics should not be about one person’s interest
all the time. Someone left the PDP in 2007 when he knew he won’t get
the presidential ticket.
He came back in 2011 to fight for the ticket in a very toxic manner, he lost.

“Just like 2007, when he saw that he won’t get the PDP ticket in 2015,
he instigated crisis in the party and left for the APC. The moment it
became clear that he won’t get the APC in 2019, he returned to the

“Truth is, if he had lost the PDP ticket in 2019, he would have
probably moved to another party.

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