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Saraki, Tambuwal, Mohammed Strike Deal On The PDP Presidential Ticket

Three of the top contenders for the PDP 2023 presidential ticket have agreed to work together, ahead of the zoning of the ticket.

The aspirants are former senate president, Bukola Saraki, governors Bala Mohammed, and Aminu Tambuwal.

At a meeting held in Abuja on Sunday, they opted for a consensus candidate for the ticket among them.

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Saraki, addressing newsmen after the meeting, said three of them aspired to lead Nigeria, but realized that only one candidate would get the PDP ticket.

He said they would later consult a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, who is expected to formally declare his interest in the PDP presidential ticket on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the preparation of the ruling APC for its March 26 national convention suffered a fresh setback on Sunday.

The screening of the aspirants for the post of national chairman and other posts in the national working committee, failed to take off as scheduled.

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The screening, scheduled to hold on Saturday and Sunday, is likely to begin on Tuesday, ahead of the national convention.

One of the aspirants, Senator Tabko Almakura, speaking to newsmen on Sunday said the development is worrisome.

Other contenders for the chairmanship ticket are Senators George Akume, Sanu Musa, Abdullahi Adamu, as well as former governor Abdulaziz Yari, and Mohammed Etsu.

Former governor Ali Modu Sheriff on Sunday opted out of the national chairmanship race, saying he would not like to oppose the choice of president Buhari for the post.

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