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Tambuwal steps down from presidential race, canvasses support for Atiku




The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Saturday withdrew from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential race.

Tambuwal, who announced his withdrawal from the race at the ongoing national convention of the PDP in Abuja, also canvassed support for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku is regarded by many as the biggest favourite for the PDP presidential ticket at the convention.

Tambuwal said: “Haven’t consulted so many people across the country, the time has come to make the sacrifice for the good of the country and the party and also to minimise rancour and struggle for power among aspirants. I have come to the conclusion to step down from the race. I urge my supporters to vote for Atiku Abubakar.”

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The former Vice President immediately took to his Twitter handle to thank the governor for withdrawing from the presidential race for him.

He wrote: “Thank you, H.E @AWTambuwal. Thanks for your spirited campaign. I look forward to working with you as we unite our party and our country.”

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