One Mistake Atiku Abubakar May Make Before PDP Convention

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The former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, must surely understand that the problems in the PDP right now may adversely affect him unless he draws his strategies and work on the matters in a critical and pragmatic way. It is clear that he tends to commit a serious political error or mistake before the national convention of the party. 

Mr. Aminu Tambuwal explained that the governors forum of the PDP had agreed to let the national convention hold in October, 2021 so as to elect the new chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) following the suspension of Mr. Uche Secondus. This shouldn't bother Atiku Abubakar at all because it would definitely happen no matter how he tried. 

But the mistake Atiku Abubakar would make is about the region where the new chairman would come. It would amount to a political miscalculation if he allows a strong politician from the northern region to become the national chairman of the PDP. Even he would lose whatever opportunity he may have if a northerner is chosen or selected or elected as the new party chairman. 

The suspended chairman Prince Uche Secondus is from south. The expectation now is that a northerner should be elected to replace him. It would have been the ideal thing to do, but it won't be in the interest of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to let a northern politician become the chairman of the People's Democratic Party ahead of the 2023 general elections. 

The arrangement (most of the time) is that if the chairman is from north, the presidential candidate would be from south and vice versa. It should now be apparent that it would be a mistake if Atiku allows or supports a northern politician to become the new chairman of the party. 

Some northern politicians may decide to be candidates in the forthcoming convention. Mr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is desirous to become a national leader, may contest for the seat. Though he can win the convention and become the national chairman, it would be a mistake for Atiku to stand aloof and watch the former Kano State governor become the PDP chairman.

In order to avoid blocking his own chances ahead of the 2023 presidential election, it is important for him to consider some politicians in the southern region. Even Mr. Olagunsoye Oyinlola has said he would contest for the seat. It is therefore pertinent for Mr. Atiku Abubakar to consider the southerners. 

Southern politicians who have interest in becoming the candidate of the PDP would be working towards picking a northern politician as the chairman. Mr. Atiku Abubakar would be making mistakes if he doesn't immediately stop the politicians.

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