- All is set for the PDP special national convention this week in Port Harcourt, Rivers state
- A poll has predicted that Senator Ahmed Makarfi will win the contest and emerge as the presidential candidate of opposition party
- No fewer than 12 people are contesting for the PDP presidential ticket
A poll has predicted that a former governor of Kaduna state and immediate past interim national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Mohamed Makarfi, will emerge as the party’s presidential candidate on Saturday, October 6.
An interim situation report on 12 PDP presidential aspirants by an independent group, Presidential Mediation Committee showed that Makarfi was the early favorite before the primary election.
The report was signed by the committee's protem-chairman; Honourable Samaila Kankia, acting secretary; Dr. Amos Goje and facilitator, Malam Muhammad Tasiu Hassan, Daily Trust reports.
According to them, the poll ranked each candidate’s potentialities and pedigree on a scale of 1 to 20 with 20 being highest. In all, the group said Makarfi scored 15 marks to beat the rest in the analysis.
The committee also revealed that they had submitted the report to PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
Meanwhile, a development expert; Dr Adesina Fagbenro-Byron, has emerged as the presidential candidate of the KOWA party.
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Fagbenro-Byron, 59, a former member of the PDP, emerged the candidate of the party during the party's special national convention presidential primary in Abuja on Saturday, September 29.
He defeated the presidential candidate of the party in 2015, Professor (Mrs) Remi Shonaiya and Ayo Lijadu to clinch the presidential ticket in a free and fair contest observed by Legit.ng.
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