- The PDP is already making moves to pacify aspirants who lost at the presidential primaries
- The chairman of the party's reconciliation committee, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state, met with two aspirants in Abuja on Monday, October 15
- The two aspirants Dicskon met with were Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state and Dr Ahmed Makarfi
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun its reconciliation process by meeting with 11 aspirants who lost out during its just-concluded presidential primaries in Port Harcourt.
The chairman of the party's national reconciliation committee, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state alongside his Delta and Taraba states counterparts, Ifeanyi Okowa and Darius Ishaku, met with Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state in Abuja on Monday, October 15, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Dickson also met with another candidate and former national chairman of the party, Dr Ahmed Makarfi in Abuja.
In a statement by the special adviser to Governor Dickson on media relations, Fidelis Soriwei, the governor commended both candidates for displaying maturity after loosing at the primaries.
He said. “I am leading a team of the committee of governors to interact and compare notes with our brother, His Excellency Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state. As you all know, he ran a great race and we are all proud of what he did and what he continues to do.”
In his own remark, Tambuwal said the PDP be united, stressing that emphasis should be on the country and not on individual ambition.
According to Makarfi, while the PDP aspirants went into the election as aspirants, they emerged collectively as a party. He said he had known the former vice president for many years and had shared many political ideas with him on national issues and was confident he would coast home to victory in the 2019 general elections.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that the success of its just-concluded presidential primary election had demonstrated its strict adherence to democratic rules, principles of transparency and fairness.
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar won the PDP presidential ticket with 1,532 votes to defeat other contestants including Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state who came second with 693 votes, and president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who placed third with 317 votes.
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