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2019: PDP to meet presidential aspirants, pick consensus candidate

The board of trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is preparing to meet with all presidential aspirants of the party, to discuss the possibility of picking a consensus candidate for the 2019 elections.

Chairman of the BoT, Walid Jibrin, disclosed this at a news conference in Kaduna on Wednesday.
Jibrin said if the aspirants do not agree on a consensus candidate, the party will be left with no choice than to conduct a primary.
“Efforts are on ground by BoT to bring all the PDP presidential aspirants together to consider how best they should accept one of them to stand, realising that despite their number, only one person will emerge as a candidate during the primaries and also only one person will emerge as the president of Nigeria,” he said.
“We have men and women of honour in the BoT that will never sell their conscience, and ensure that the best will come out of the presidential aspirant without fear and favour.
“I urge all organs of the party to partner with BoT in this respect. I call on all members of PDP to remain calm and resolute by remaining unshaken with the belief that PDP will take over government at the federal and states with majority of our members in national assembly and state assemblies,” he said.
Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa State, Ahmed Makarfi, ex-chairman of the PDP, are among the presidential aspirants of the party.