The PDP presidential primaries election has been scheduled to hold on the 5th and 6th of October, 2018.
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GUESS WHO WINS – PDP PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES
The leading opposition party in Nigeria known as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has scheduled its national convention to hold on October 5 and 6, when its flag bearer for the 2019 presidential election will emerge and be showcased.
Some notable Nigerian politicians who want to carry the flag of the opposition party come 2019 against the seating president, president Buhari are listed below for you to access their credibility.
WHO DOES THE CAP FIT MOST?
(1). ATIKU ABUBAKAR
Atiku Abubakar who was the Former vice president of Nigeria under Obasanjo is one of the prominent PDP presidential primaries aspirants.
He has contested for 4 times without any positive outcome though this time, he hopes that the likes of Obasanjo who was his arc enemy in the past could support him this time.
He hope to pick the ticket for the fifth time.
(2). SULE LAMIDO
Sule Lamido who has been a two-time governor of Jigawa state stands up firm as another prominent member of the PDP with hope of bearing the PDP flag come 2019 against Buhari who has been reported to have under-performed.
Sule who is turning 70 by August 30 is of the opinion he possesses the best qualities needed to take Nigeria to a higher level.
(3). AHMED MAKARFI
Ahmed Makarfi who was a former governor of Kaduna state poses as a threat to PDP presidential primaries aspirants as he thinks none is better than him in terms of delivering good governance.
After his 8 years in office as a governor, Makarfi was elected for the Kaduna North senatorial seat which he went on to spend another eight years in the National Assembly.
He was appointed PDP National caretaker committee chairman at a contentious national convention held in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
His tenure was troublesome as he did not enjoy it after which he handed over to Uche Secondus after a tumultuous regime characterized by a series of court cases.
(4). IBRAHIM HASSAN DAKWAMBO
As a two term governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo hopes to win the PDP ticket having presented himself as an object of political transition.
He hopes to defeat the other candidates with his supposed performance as a past governor.
(5). ATTAHIRU BAFARAWA
Attahiru Bafarawa at 64 years old, is still insisting on having another test of his popularity at the Nigerian presidency after he failed to secure the office in 2007.
His ambition caused him to form a political party known as Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) which did not yield him any result.
Now, he is trying to secure the ticket of the leading opposition party, PDP.
(6). KABIRU TANIMU TURAKI
A former minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs between 2013 and 2015, former supervising minister, Ministry of Labour and Productivity between 2014 and 2015, and current chairman of PDP Former Ministers’ Forum of Nigeria, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, hails from Kebbi state.
He eyes the presidential seat with all diligence as he hopes to transfer his wealth of experience in serving Nigeria as her president.
(7). DATTI BABA-AHMED YUSUF
Under the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), Datti Baba-Ahmed was elected as a member of House of Representatives in 2003 where he represented Zaria federal constituency in Kaduna state.
Among his popularity test was in 2011, when he defeated Ahmed Makarfi, incumbent senator and former governor of Kaduna state, for the Kaduna North senatorial seat.
He expects to test further his popularity in the country by going for the golden seat come 2019.
(8). SENATOR BUKOLA SARIKI
Of recent, the controversial Senator Bukola Saraki who was a member of the APC indicated his interest in the presidency come 2019.
He is among the heavyweight APC senators who decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the PDP recently.
On Wednesday, August 15, Saraki in an interview with Bloomberg said he is considering running against President Buhari in the 2019 general elections.
WHO WINS THE PDP PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES?