There was intense horse trading for the most part of last night going into the early hours of today, as the 12 presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) throw mouth-watering baits to delegates from across the 36 states of the federation and Abuja, who will, today in Port Harcourt, Rivers State elect the party’s flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election.
The National Convention of the party, which culminates with the emergence of a presidential flag bearer, is a major step in the bid of the party to return to centre stage of governance in Nigeria, which it lost in 2015 to the All Progressives Congress (APC), after an unbroken 16-year hold on power.
There are 12 contenders jostling for a chance to lead lead the PDP’s charge in the 2019 general elections.
They include former Vice President,Atiku Abubakar,Senate President Dr.Bukola Saraki and the governors of Gombe and Sokoto states, Ibrahim Dankwambo and Aminu Tambuwal respectively. Others are former governors of Jigawa, Kano, Sokoto, Plateau and Kaduna States,Sule Lamido,Rabiu Kwankwaso, Attahiru Bafarawa, Jonah Jang and Ahmed Makarfi. Also in the contest are former Senate President David Mark among others. Read more