Monday, November 28, 2022

We’ve no preferred presidential candidate – PDP

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday revealed that it has no preferred presidential aspirant for the 2019 election.

The party added that it has mandated its lawmakers to initiate restructuring Bill at the National Assembly.

PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the party has directed that none of its established organs is allowed to align with any particular presidential aspirant.

In a subtle way of wooing Nigerians from other political parties, PDP said that its platform is open to all Nigerians aspiring for various elective offices, including the presidency.

The position of the party, according to the statement, was contained in the communiqué issued on Monday, at the end of a crucial meeting between the PDP National Working Committee and state governors elected on the platform of the party, in Asaba, Delta state capital.

The party said that at no time did it through any of its organs zeroed in on a particular aspirant for the Presidential election.

The PDP leaders however strongly condemned the unabated killings across the country, the protracted fuel crisis, the ploy by the federal government to illegally withdraw from the Excess Crude Account.

According to the party, it is an attempt by the APC to use its phony restructuring agenda to once again beguile Nigerians ahead of the 2019 polls.

The party opposed the unilateral withdrawal of $1Billion from the Excess Crude Account by the federal government under any guise.

“We want to state unequivocally that neither the Governors’ Forum nor the Federal Executive Council has the power of appropriation of Federation Accounts, as such powers reside with the National and State Assemblies,” it said.

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