There’s a twist and development as Doyin Okupe, one of the aspirants aiming to be the flag bearer of the major opposition party has made his withdrawal from the race know.
Declaring his support for another aspirant, Peter Obi in the aftermath of making his decision known to quit the presidential race urged all southern presidential aspirants in the PDP should step down and show support to Peter obi
Stating that on his part, he and his supporters would be rendering their full support to the aspirations of the former governor, Peter Obi, to be the party’s flag bearer in next Year’s election.
In his words “In aligning myself with the wish of our elders and in the interest of
equity and justice, I publicly admit that the 2023 political race must be conceded to the South-East; that is, the Igbos”.
“I therefore, here and now proclaim that I am, as I have said publicly several times, withdrawing from the presidential race and I amdeclaring my support for the best aspirant not only in Igboland, but in Nigeria as a whole”.
“I and my supporters within and outside the PDP are teaming up with His Excellency, Peter Obi”.
“At the same time, I want to enjoin all other aspirants from the South; Chief Dele Momodu, Senator Anyim, and His Excellency, GovernorNyesom Wike to come with me and let us team up with Peter Obi. So we can give the South the best possible chance.”
Recall that the former two time governor of Anambra state made his intentions known of joining the presidential race last week after meeting with monarchs