A mammoth crowd of supporters have gathered at the 15,000 capacity Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, in anticipation of the visit of the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to receive decampees of other political parties to the PDP ahead of the 2023 general election.
Atiku , who was received on arrival at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, on Wednesday afternoon, is billed to receive some decampees of other political parties in the state, notably the All Progressive Congress, APC.
The former Vice President was in company with his running mate and governor of Delta State, PDP governors of Adamawa, Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Darius Ishaku of Taraba State,mong other top echelon of the PFP, including former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.
The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is missing as the rift within the party deepens.
The PDP Presidential candidate, who was received by the governor in company of PDP heavyweights in the stat, including the Chairman, Hamza Akuyam, Senator Abdul Ningi and several top state and party leaders, has moved to the palace of the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Adamu for a homage.
The stadium is currently agog as thousands of supporters both inside and outside awaits Atiku’s arrival