Umuahia – The Abia State chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed February 4, 2023, as the new date for its governorship primary election.
This was followed after the death of PDP flag bearer in the state Prof Uche Ikonne as reported by NewsBrief.
Prof Ikonne, who was a former Abia State University vice-chancellor, died on Wednesday.
Abia PDP Fixes Date
It was announced in a statement on Friday, that the party will conduct the governorship primary at the Umuahia Township Stadium, Punch reported.
2023: Atiku is Corrupt, Sick – Tinubu Cautions Nigerians
Newsbrief reported that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar to tell Nigerians the truth about his health status and corrupt tendencies.
This was coming after alleged report of Atiku flown to the UK, for medical attention, but his handlers said the former vice-president was not ill.
However, Tinubu in a statement by the Director, Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, insisted that Atiku was ill.
“We have it on good authority that Atiku indeed fell ill while missing on the field.
“He was indeed in the UK for some medical help, though handlers camouflage that he was there on the invitation of some British officials at Whitehall, in a mimic of the earlier visit of the APC rival, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Despite the efforts by his handlers to showcase Atiku as healthy and physically fit to endure the rigours of the presidential campaign, pictures from rallies have belied this.
“Campaign pictures sometimes showed him being helped to descend steps at stadia. Sometimes, he walked with an apparent handicap, dragging his feet.”