The Zamfara State PDP Gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Dauda Lawal on Tuesday attended a Northwest stakeholders’ strategic and interactive meeting with the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar at the Bristol Hotel, in Kano State.
The session attended by party leaders, stakeholders, and Governorship candidates from across the seven Northwest States was chaired by the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyochia Ayu alongside PDP Presidential Flag bearer, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, the Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Ifeanyi Okowa.
In his remark, His Excellency the former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed hope towards winning the forthcoming election with the full support of the Northwest, identifying the zone as a game changer and a formidable force.
He reiterated his assurances for inclusivity, especially for women and youths. “There is a need to have an all-inclusive campaign in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. We must strive hard to ensure that PDP wins elections at all levels across the country.”
Speaking on behalf of the guber candidates of the Northwest, the Kaduna Governorship candidate of the PDP and Chairman of the PDP Governorship Candidates’ Forum, Isa Mohammed Ashiru Kudan, remarked that it is a golden opportunity provided by the PDP Presidential Candidate to have an interactive session with them on the way forward towards the 2023 elections. “We need to go back to our respective States and work effortlessly for the success of the party at all levels.”
While addressing journalists after the session, the Zamfara PDP governorship candidate, Dr. Dauda Lawal said the event had provided an opportunity for the Presidential candidate to meet with the party leaders, stakeholders, and guber candidates from the seven Northwestern States.
Lawal expressed the hope that the Northwest would give the PDP a comfortable block of votes to win the forthcoming general election at the Presidential and State levels
“The whole idea is for our leader and Presidential candidate to have a direct interaction with the Northwest guber candidates of the PDP so that we will work hard and ensure that the outcome of the 2023 elections will be in our favor.” He said.
Dignitaries in attendance were the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, former Katsina State Governor, Shehu Shema, former Kaduna State Governor, Ahmed Makarfi, and a host of others.