Saraki, Atiku, Kwankwaso fight over presidential ticket

The three leading PDP presidential aspirants Abubakar Atiku, Bukola Saraki and Rabiu Kwankwaso are in a battle of their lives over who clinched PDP presidential ticket.

The bid to have a consensus candidate failed yesterday as the three heavyweights of Presidential aspirants refused to step down for one another.

While Saraki believes it is the turn of the North-Central zone to lead the country. Atiku said he will not step down for anybody because the party has not microzone to any region. In the part of Rabiu Kwakwaso, he said, he the only candidate that can defeat Buhari in 2018. He will not down for anybody.

The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party Walid Jibrin, inaugurated a committee to liaise with all the presidential aspirants to discuss the possibility of having a consensus candidate.

Walid Jibrin spoke to the newsmen after the meeting, he said,

“A committee has been set up to discuss with all presidential aspirants to come up with one of them as a consensus candidate.

“The meeting advised all members to always maintain their honour and integrity as the conscience of the party to remain neutral and never sponsor or lead aspirants to visits and rallies as was done during the last convention.”

Both Saraki, Atiku and Kwakwaso are not ready to agree on consensus candidate. None of them is ready to step down for one another.

The three aspirants spoke in different fora disagree on PDP presidential ticket.

Saraki spoke during a meeting with the Benue State Working Committee of the PDP in Makurdi, insisted that it was the turn of the North-Central zone to lead the country.

Also, the spokesman for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Mr Segun Sowunmi, said his principal was confident of emerging the PDP candidate.

Kwankwaso, who spoke through his Principal Secretary, Binta Spikin, stated that only he could defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and as such would prefer to go for the primary rather than backing down for anybody.

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