As the 2023 election approaches, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday forced journalists to leave the Plateau State PDP Secretariat in Jos, after he arrived the hall where he was billed to see party delegates.
Newsbreak reports that although, the presidential hopeful did not state any reason for evicting journalists from the hall; he categorically said he has “nothing to do with journalists”.
When he entered the hall around 2:10 pm, he said: “I have nothing to do with journalists. I’m here to see delegates.”
His security aides enforced his order and in the process, damaged some journalists’ tools.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that the fear that Atiku may pick the PDP presidential ticket, forced the All Progressives Congress (APC) to throw its race open.
According to Punch, the leadership of the ruling party, headed by a former governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, was already calculating how to counter the PDP, whose presidential primary comes up on May 28 in Abuja.