Stakeholders of the PDP in the North East converged in Gombe for a two-day meeting to plot how the zone can clinch the party’s presidential ticket for the 2019 general elections.
In a communiqué issued to newsmen at the end of the meeting chaired by the Zonal Chairman of the party, Amb. Emmanuel Njiwah, the zone agreed to solicit for support from other geopolitical zones in the North to support someone from the North East to become the presidential candidate of the party.
The Chairman of the PDP in Adamawa State, Barr. Tahir Shehu, who read the communiqué, said elders of the party from the zone had been meeting with leaders of the party, especially from the North West, to gather support for the aspiration of either Gov. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo or Atiku Abubakar, the only two aspirants from the zone that have so far shown interest to contest for the presidency.
“The PDP North-East zonal office has resolved to work for the emergence of either Gov. Dankwambo or Atiku Abubakar as the party’s flag-bearer come 2019,” he said.
The stakeholders noted that the North East had been left behind for a long time despite contributing to the emergence of presidents from other zones, particularly the North West.
“This time around we feel the North East should be given the chance to produce the next flag-bearer of the PDP,” Barr. Shehu said.
He added that the zonal leadership of the party had also condemned the killing of innocent Nigerians in the North “without proactive measures by the APC-led Federal Government to tackle the carnage.”
Credits: Daily Trust