PDP govs differ over consensus for presidential aspirants

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum has disagreed with the idea of consensus candidate, saying it is against internal democracy of the party.
A source at the meeting told our correspondent, that in a meeting last night that, the governors also agreed that the party’s national convention where the presidential candidate would emerge, should be held in Port Harcourt.
The governors had in their communiqué on Monday, resolved to have an all-inclusive meeting with all the party presidential aspirants, with the National Chairman, Uche Secondus, two national officers of the party, and leaders of the party in both chambers of the National Assembly in attendance.
And at the end of the meeting last night, Blueprint gathered that the governors resolved that all aspirants should go for primaries.
According to our source, “the governors disagreed with the issue of consensus.
They said that all the aspirants should go for the primaries to avoid unforeseen development.
They want a contest among the aspirant so that the best can emerge.
“On the issue of convention, Enugu, Akwa Ibom and Rivers states were suggested, but Enugu and Akwa Ibom were discarded because of accommodation issue.
“The issue of where to hold the convention came up, Enugu, Akwa Ibom and Rivers states were suggested, but Rivers state was selected.
Enugu and Akwa Ibom were discarded because there are no enough hotels to accommodate the peoples that will come for the convention.
Rivers States has enough accommodation, that was why it was selected.”


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