2019: PDP Screens Presidential Aspirants Thursday

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, panel will on Thursday screen all 13 presidential aspirant on its platform.

According to The Punch, the 12-man panel, headed by Senator Walid Jibrin, will first meet in the morning of Thursday before inviting the aspirants for the screening.

The aspirants include a former 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 are: President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; a former President of the Senate, David Mark; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Relations, Tanimu Turaki (SAN); a former Governor of Plateau State, Jona Jang; a former Governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi, a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido; Dr Datti Baba-Ahmed and Usifo Stanley.

It was learnt that the aspirants would be persuaded to agree on a consensus candidate during the meeting.

Confirming this, the Chairman of the panel, Jubril said, “We will meet them on Thursday in Abuja, but I will not tell you the location.

“We are talking with the aspirants and I have hope that they will all work together for the progress of our party which will make us win the presidential election in 2019,” he said.

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