Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, has claimed that one of the presidential aspirants, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen has stepped down for Atiku Abubakar in the race for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential ticket.
Hayatu-Deen announced earlier that he was exiting the race but did not say he was supporting any particular candidate.
Fintiri disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV on the sidelines of the PDP’s National Convention in Abuja on Saturday.
“Hayatu-Deen has stepped down for him (Atiku),” Mr Fintiri said. “I think he has stepped down for him. He has instructed his delegates to vote for Atiku.”
Fintiri said he was optimistic that the former Vice President would emerge as the PDP’s presidential flagbearer for the 2023 election.
Atiku, a major stakeholder in Adamawa politics, was the PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election.