2019: PDP Working Around Jonathan Or Lamido As Presidential Candidate
As the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP continues to seek ways of reuniting Nigeria’s main opposition party, there are indications that when the storm is over, the party may consider fielding former president Goodluck Jonathan or ex-Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido as its presidential candidate.
This is coming as loyalists of former President Goodluck Jonathan are trying very hard to end the crisis in the Party ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The loyalists especially former ministers and governors during former administration of Jonathan were said to be visiting different state chapters of the PDP to seek reconciliation among aggrieved PDP members.
It was was gathered that Jonathan’s men were working under the auspices of the Ministers’ Forum (MF), comprising former governors, former ministers and PDP stalwarts.
Lamido confirmed that they were going round PDP states to reconcile aggrieved members and unify the party for future elections.
“PDP is the only party that can keep Nigeria United because the party is in every house, community and state. Our mission in Bayelsa was very successful”, he said.
Jonathan who was recently begged by some northern youths in Sokoto to return as President had also hinted that he wasn’t done with politics yet which proves right the speculation that he may still be interested in contesting the 2019 presidential election.
Meanwhile it is unclear how the planned merger of the Makarfi faction of PDP with some aggrieved members of the APC by March 2017 may threaten the unity of the party as well as its chances of winning the 2019 presidential poll with the rumoured entrance of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his undying presidential ambition.