No fewer than 13 Presidential Aspirants jostling to become Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer ahead of 2019 general elections are about now making final minute consultations before their primary election gets underway in Portharcourt, Rivers state capital.
Already, there are insinuation that some of the Aspirants are being convinced to step down in a bid to prone down the number of contestants.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, Sen. Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state; Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso; Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, Sen,Ahmed Makarfi and Jonah Jang are among the contestants.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Saturday shifted the time of its 2018 National Convention in Abuja on Saturday to 6pm.
In a statement signed by the Chairman, APC National Convention Planning Committee, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, the convention will now start by 6pm as against 12 noon earlier announced at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
“This is to afford delegates from states that are just concluding their primaries, time to participate in the convention”, he said.
The statement added that delegates from outside Abuja are to get accredited at the National Stadium while delegates within Abuja will be accredited at the old parade ground, Area 10, Abuja.
While regretting any inconveniences caused by the change, Ajimobi tasked delegates to watch out for traffic diversion.
He said that all delegates will be accredited by their various states while areas of traffic diversion will be announced.
The convention, according to the statement, is to elect the Presidential candidate of the Party only.
So far, it is only President Muhammadu Buhari that has filed in as an aspirant for the convention where over 7,000 delegates are being expected.