VON DG blames Atiku for PDP’s defeat at tribunal

VON DG blames Atiku for PDP's defeat at tribunal

VON DG blames for 's defeat at

, the Director-General of the Voice of (VON), has blamed , the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the party's loss at the Presidential Election Petition ().

Okechukwu made this assertion when he spoke with in on Thursday.

He claimed that although the main opposition had a good chance of winning the 2023 presidential election, the party's nominee, former Vice President , had political ambitions that prevented the party from winning.

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's reluctance to seize the chance and act as a statesman by endorsing his former running mate Peter or any other Southern presidential contender split the opposition party, according to the VON DG.

“Those intricate webs could have been resolved if Atiku had obeyed the zoning convention, supported or any other Southern presidential candidate it could been simply an all southern bout.

“The Masquerade couldn't have emerged. That would have meant that the bulk of votes he garnered could have been credited to PDP.

“Atiku divided PDP's votes irreparably, all the votes Party garnered were from the party's stronghold, minus voted warehoused by the former Vice President who naively forgot that northern voters are one of the most sophisticated in the country, but believed that northern electorate would behave like children in a dormitory waiting for directives on how to vote,” he said.

“So, it is obvious that when Atiku sacrificed statesmanship on the altar of narrow political ambition, one concluded that he had wittingly or unwittingly fatally wounded the fabric of PDP. And, going by the time worn cliché, a divided house cannot stand, should recognise that Atiku by his greed denied PDP a possible victory.”

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