Chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT), of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ambassador Walid Jibril, has disclosed that the search for a presidential candidate has commenced.
He said the process of identifying all presidential aspirants in the Northern part of the country with a view to picking the best material for the Presidency in 2019 to avoid producing “ a no do well President” is critical .
While receiving some party members called ‘PDP Ward to Ward’, Jibril stated that most former leaders of the party who defected to other parties had indicated intentions to return hinting that “when they come back, then we shall all come together and settle the issue of leadership.
“We shall then look at it so closely because at that time, whoever want to become the president of Nigeria will now depend on all of us. We all will decide who will be the president of Nigeria and we have set the machinery already”
“As a party, we agreed that the president of Nigeria should come from the North. I enjoin you to support the North to bring and give you a very capable president, never a no do well president, a good qualitative president.’’
Prominent PDP members reported to be interested in seeking PDP’s ticket to contest the presidential election in 2019 include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, and incumbent Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo.