PDP: Kwankwaso, Saraki, Atiku Disagree Over Mode Of Selecting Presidential Candidate

The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party has established committee to communicate and interact with all its presidential aspirants to discuss the possibility of having a consensus candidate.

The BoT cautions its members against campaigning for any of the aspirants in order not to polarise the party.

The BoT Chairman, Walid Jibrin indicated the decisions were adopted after a meeting of the board held in Abuja on Sunday night.

He also said that the tenure of the current executive had been extended for another five years.

Jibrin, who spoke with journalists on the outcome of the meeting, said, “A committee has been set up to discuss with all presidential aspirants to come up with one of them as a consensus candidate.

“The meeting advised all members to always maintain their honour and integrity as the conscience of the party to remain neutral and never sponsor or lead aspirants to visits and rallies as was done during the last convention.”

Although some of the presidential aspirants including ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and former Kano state  governor Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso have indicated interest to go for primary rather than consensus.

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