There are lots of people who don’t want Atiku in 2023 – Fani-Kayode

Atiku and Fani-Kayode
Atiku and Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that there are threats to the ambition of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, becoming the presidential flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election.

Fani-Kayode made this known in an interview with Dele Momodu on Monday night.

Fani-Kayode stated that Atiku, who was the PDP presidential candidate in 2019, is qualified and young at heart to rule the country in 2023 but that there were many who did not want him as the choice of PDP.

Fani-Kayode said: “What I can tell you is that there are lots of people who don’t want Atiku to return in 2023 and there are lots of people who are looking elsewhere.”

The Chieftain of the PDP, however, added that he believed power should return to the South in 2023 for the purpose of equitability and also to solve the problem of marginalization allegedly suffered by other regions under President Muhammadu Buhari.

He noted that power to the South was the best way for Nigeria but emphasized that the north had a better chance of the throne in 2023.

According to Fani-Kayode: The power of “collaboration” gave the north an advantage over other regions.

He said: “The northerners are far more adept in collaborating with one another, sitting down quietly and planning for power than those of us in the South who are mainly divided, suspicious of one another and who run one another down.

“I’m not attacking southerners, I’m a southerner and I love my people just like I love all Nigerians but the reality is that when you have a southern unity then you can talk with far more strength.”


  1. I agree, Atiku Abubakar needs to step outside. He tried and got rigged out. I feel for him but he should not run again. PDP and APC should and must zone their candidates to the South. Maybe PDP to SW and APC SE or the other way , it doesn’t matter. I need an educated man like ADB president Adesina and not ugly Tinunbu or aregbesola We need folks like Soludo, peter obi or Dr. Mustapha Chike Obi and
    not idiots such as Olorocha or Orji Uzo Kalu and definitely not Hope Uzodimma.

    • These best brians you listed can never be President. The reason being that the Country was not designed to succeed. Besides, the powers that be in Nigeria especially from the North want someone they can control and force to always do their bids.

  2. Idiot! We know you ou are dancing nakee all over for power from Northerner. But time will come. Even Northerners who know Thier worth can see the reason for southeast to take Thier turn. And it will happen
    Keep talking south as if you do not know how to pronounce southeast.

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