Saraki, Atiku, Kwankwaso disagree over presidential ticket

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By Juliet Odey
The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has initiated a committee to liaise with all the presidential aspirants to discuss the possibility of having a consensus candidate, some of the aspirants have expressed confidence and revealed why they should emerge the sole candidate for the opposition party in the 2019 presidential election.
The BoT also warned its members against campaigning for any of the aspirants in order not to polarise the party.
The BoT Chairman, Walid Jibrin, said these decisions were taken after the meeting of the board, which was held in Abuja on Sunday.
He also said that the tenure of the current executive had been extended for another five years.
Jibrin 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.”
However, some presidential aspirants of the PDP, including ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and a former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Monday disagreed on the presidential ticket of the party in the 2019 elections.

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