As the race for 2019 presidential elections hots up, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) seems confident.

The party says it is working with former Presidents and political leaders in the country to install a new leader in Nigeria in 2019.

Already, it said discussions had gone far among the former leaders of the country and others, on how to rescue the country from the hands of the present leaders.

The National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, gave this information while speaking at the opening ceremony of the party’s National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja on Thursday.

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He was however silent on the names of the former Presidents and leaders that the PDP had met.

Secondus also told the gathering, which included governors and former Presidents of the Senate and the current Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, that discussions are also on to bring other people to join the party.

“We have met with former Presidents and former leaders and they are in unison to make sure that come 2019, a new and fresh President is elected and a new government is formed in our nation.

“Because of this challenge, we have taken it upon ourselves as the leading opposition party to broaden our scope, open our doors and allow ideas to flow in for a more robust democratic development.

“We, therefore, invite our brothers, sisters, youths and women from other political parties in this platform to join us to rescue our country that is in distress socially, politically, and economically and security wise."