Home / News / Politics / 2019 Presidency: Turaki may declare in Nov – TNG

2019 Presidency: Turaki may declare in Nov – TNG

Spread the love

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu

Jos

Transform Nigeria Group (TNG), said all is now set for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) North Central Zone convention where they hope to persuade the former Minister of Special Duties, Barrister Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, to declare his intention to run for the 2019 presidential primaries.
This was part of resolution of the group’s zonal meeting yesterday in Jos the Plateau State capital.
National Coordinator of the group, Alhaji Idris Zahiri, told said that they had once called on the erstwhile minister to vie for the Presidency, stressing this subsequently call would be a gathering of all members from the North Central States whose main aim would be to persuade him to make formal acceptance.
“We have slated November, 2017 to be the time for the convention and it was agreed that former Special Adviser on peace-building Hon. Barr. Timothy Parlong, will be the chairman of the occasion,” he said.
“It is necessary to formally make him open up, we are expecting him to be at the convention so that he can officially and publicly tell Nigerians that he has accepted to contest for the seat comes 2019,” he said.
He said they would keep on telling Nigerians that ex-minister, Turaki, is fit to run for the Presidency because of his vast experience, determination and diligent personality.
“Turaki’s political experience combines with his administrative experience, while as Minister of special duties and also chairman federal government’s Peace Committee on the North East crisis, among other reasons why we felt the country deserves to have him, as President, that will impact good governance on the people,” he said.
Zahiri, said they will continue to pressurise Turaki, until he accepts to vie for the presidency.


Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

Yahaya Bello Executive Governor of Kogi State 1 - Kogi rally: PDP accuses Bello of wasting N2bn

Kogi rally: PDP accuses Bello of wasting N2bn

Spread the loveTweetKogi State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over the stupendous amount it claimed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the government wasted N2bn on a ‘Kangaroo’ rally, last Saturday in Lokoja. The State PDP, Director Research and Documentation, Achadu Dickson, made the claim in a statement yesterday, stressing that the mega rally organised by Gov Yahaya Bello as a colossal waste of the state meagre resources. The party alleged that lavishing N2 billion on a rally when 22 months of salaries and pensions arrears were to yet to be paid clearly showed not just lack of vision but shows that the government is wicked, callous, inhuman and insensitive to the plight of Kogites. “Spending of a whooping N2billion tax payers fund to organise a rally that is of no significance to the lives and well-being of Kogi People is disheartening and a glaring show of man’s inhumanity against man. “We wondered why Governor Bello would dole out N750, 000 per polling unit in mobilization, while council administrators were also directed to mobilize 500 persons at N5000 per person when INEC has not announced the commencement of political activities”, the party said. The ...