Doubts and uncertainty have engulfed the PDP’s presidential bid in Nigeria, following the announcement of the resignation of Senator Bukola Saraki, Governor Bala Mohammed and other northern Nigerian leaders.
Four presidential candidates, including former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Sokoto Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, his Bauchi counterpart Senator Bala Muhammed and Engr Muhammed Hayatudden, have reportedly asked former President Ibrahim Babangida to help. in fielding one candidate from the northern part of the country to contest from the PDP.
According to sources, the committee was given the task of determining the best candidate for the post, and after reviewing the nominations, Senator Saraki and Governor Bala Muhammed were shortlisted.
The presentation of this report was difficult, and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal announced that he did not approve of the plan, as the plan had collapsed, and his immediate task was to hold a run-off election.
Senator Saraki and Governor Bala Mohammed, on the other hand, praised the initiative by people who said they were valuable, thanking them for their respect, saying they would not stop anyone who was dissatisfied. present his candidacy.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar through his Director Raymond Dokpesi also said he had initially rejected the plan and therefore did not support it.
In a statement, the former governor of Jigawa State and one of the elders of the party, Sule Lamido, said that they were stakeholders in the PDP after consulting with party leaders in the 19 northern states and Abuja on the nomination of 2 others. as the best candidates to run for president is just an opinion of some people which will hurt the interests of the north of the country.
On the other hand, governors from southern Nigeria say they are still blacklisted and do not support a presidential candidate from the north.
That is why candidates from the constituency such as Nyesome Wike, Pius Anyim and Peter Obi say only the southern part of the country is more suitable to field the next presidential candidate.
So far, the mother party of the PDP has not commented on the issue of the arbitrators and the candidates.