Ahmed Markafi, Nigerian Senator and Presidential Aspirant on the platform of the PDP, Sen. has appealed to supporters of the party to field only credible candidates for positions in the 2019 general elections.
Makarfi, a former Interim National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Kaduna state governor, made the appeal on Saturday in Ibadan.
The presidential aspirant who is presently on a nation-wide consultation said the party needed candidates with integrity and capability to win elections.
He said that the choice of credible candidates was crucial in winning elections, pointing out that the electorate was looking for capable candidates who had integrity.
The former governor said institutional restructuring was necessary to achieve the needed economic transformation in the country.
According to him, the PDP believes in the restructuring of Nigeria.
He, however, regretted that much emphasis was being placed on political and financial restructuring at the detriment of institutional restructuring.
He expressed dismay over the high rate of school dropouts but blamed it on economic challenges.
Makarfi, therefore, promised to introduce “student loan scheme’’ where genuine students with financial difficulties would borrow and repay when gainfully employed.