Before the primary elections, plans have been concluded by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to cut down the number of its presidential candidates ahead of the 2019 Presidential elections.
The reason behind this plan is to avoid unnecessary channelling of energy by members and supporters of the PDP. It also aims at severing the growth of possible fragmentations within the ranks of the party.
Over time, the leadership of this party has continuously stated its commitment to fairness and justice. Regardless of this, the current move is being carried out with the active co-operation and full support of some of the aspirants
According to Vanguard, those who were affected by this decision to prune presidential aspirants would be highly compensated as it’s of utmost importance to the victory of the party at the poll.
The source said: “The number of Presidential aspirants keep increasing by the day and this is a bit worrisome for us as a party. Yes, all those that have indicated interest in the ticket are eminently qualified but we must be realistic that this is not the time to have our house unnecessarily divided.
“It is very easy to say all of them should battle it out at the convention to choose the Presidential candidate.
”There is a need to cut down the numbers whether we like it or not, these people (aspirants) are already leaders in their own right.
“So, whether they emerge the candidate or not, they have paid their dues. The party has made steady progress in this regard and I believe it will turn out a win-win situation for all of us.” reports Vanguard