2019: PDP Board of Trustees panel to screen Atiku, Saraki, Makarfi, others on Thursday

Written by on September 18, 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees panel set up to talk about the likelihood of having an agreement presidential competitor among the hopefuls will meet with them (the applicants) and furthermore screen them on Thursday.

The 12-man board, which is headed by Senator Walid Jibrin, is relied upon to initially meet early in the day of Thursday before welcoming the competitors for the screening.

Legitimate sources inside the board told news men on Monday that all the 13 presidential aspirants had been reached for the screening.

The aspirants are a previous Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso; and a former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa.

Others said to have been welcomed are President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; a previous President of the Senate, David Mark; a previous Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Tanimu Turaki (SAN); a previous Governor of Plateau State, Jona Jang; and a previous Governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi.

Others expected at the gathering are a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido; Dr Datti Baba-Ahmed and Usifo Stanley.

It was accumulated that the competitors would be convinced to have gatherings among themselves and check whether they could concede to an accord applicant.

Jubril, who will seat the gathering, affirmed to our reporter that the board would meet with the competitors.

“We will meet them on Thursday in Abuja, yet I won’t disclose to you the area.

“We are chatting with the aspirants and I have trust that they will all cooperate for the advancement of our party which will make us win the presidential race in 2019,” he said.

It was accumulated that the applicants had, nonetheless, decided not to drop their aspiration.

An individual from the BoT said that the applicants “would prefer not to hear anything about accord or venturing down for anyone by any means.”

Be that as it may, another board part said that the hopefuls could even now strike an arrangement among themselves before the October 5 and 6 dates for the presidential tradition.

Examinations by news men demonstrated that the PDP is searching for a presidential applicant that will have the capacity to empty the help base of President Muhammadu Buhari in the northern piece of the nation.

An individual from the National Working Committee of the gathering, who talked with our journalist on state of obscurity, said the gathering would incline toward an applicant that would break Buhari’s prominence in the north.

He stated, “We are appealing to have a candidate that will be cherished by the whole nation; a patriot, who will see the whole nation as his base.

“We additionally need a candidate that is adored by the north, where we have zoned the ticket to. We require somebody that can break the help base of President Buhari. That is simply it.”


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