Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says its party is open to all Nigerians interested in contesting for various positions in 2019. Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the party, made this known in a communiqué jointly signed by Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State and chairman of PDP Governors Forum.
This followed the PDP National Working Committee meeting in Asaba on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
“We commend members of our party for their unalloyed support. We reiterate that our re-positioned party is prepared for the 2019 elections and will ensure that all Nigerians aspiring to elective offices are free to contest on the platform of the PDP,” the party said.
“We want to assure that no established organ of the party is allowed to align with any presidential aspirant.” Kola Ologbondiyan, Spokesman of the party, said the PDP condemned wanton killings across the country and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to address the situation.
“We believe that the federal government’s decision to set up a committee, to address issues of herdsmen killings, is a pretentious approach to a matter that requires firm action and leadership by the president, in line with his oath of office; to protect all Nigerians irrespective of creed, tribe and political affiliation.”