- Kwankwaso said he will remain a PDP member even if he fails to get the party’s presidential ticket
- He also threw his weight behind the party’s speculated plan to adopt a consensus presidential candidate
- He, however, maintained that the party should micro-zone the ticket to the northwest
A former governor of Kano state and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has reportedly said he would remain in the party and work for its success even if he lost the party's presidential primary.
Kwankwaso who obtained his expression of interest and nomination forms on Friday, August 31, at the PDP’s national secretariat in Abuja, also told newsmen that if the party's leadership agreed on consensus, he would abide by the decision, Daily Trust reports.
He said he came second at the presidential primary election of the APC prior to the 2015 general elections but remained calm.
“I don't think anything will happen differently if I am not the winner at the primary,” he said.
Reacting to the party’s speculated plan to adopt a consensus presidential candidate, Kwankwaso said: “Consensus is the best under normal circumstances but some aspirants may prefer to go for the primaries and get one vote. If our leaders come together and say this is a consensus candidate, I will abide by it.”
He, however, reiterated that the party should micro-zone the ticket to the northwest.
Legit.ng previously reported that former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, assured aspirants to elective positions in 2019 general elections of level-playing ground in the primaries to be conducted by the PDP.
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He gave the assurance while receiving former governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Atihiru Bafarawa, on Friday, August 31, in his office in Yenagoa.
Jonathan said that with a free and fair primary election, any aspirants that lost would not be aggrieved but would support others for the progress of the party.
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