Makarfi May Tackle Atiku For PDP’s Presidential Ticket
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi has hinted that he may contest the party’s presidential ticket.
Makarfi said this while speaking in the current edition of The Interview.
If he decides to join the presidential race, Makarfi will face former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who rejoined the party on Sunday.
In response to a question about his own interest, Makarfi said, “I have heard the rumour, it has been there since 2007…I have thought of it.
"By the time I leave as caretaker committee chairman on 9th or 10th, there’ll still be ten months to the party primaries.
"By any law or the party’s guidelines, I’m not excluded.”
On Fayose’s interest in the presidency, Makarfi said his action was uncalled for and unhealthy.
Makarfi noted that the PDP is expecting a harvest of defections, after Atiku’s move from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“For some strategic reasons,” he said, “don’t expect a lot of people to move to the PDP now. People are in APC for different reasons. Wait for the time when everybody will be on his own, you will see the influx of people into the PDP.”
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