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2019 election: PDP ex-ministers vow to produce presidential candidate



Former ministers, who served in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, between 1999 and 2015, on Monday, resolved to produce a presidential candidate from their ranks in the 2019 election.

Coming out from a meeting held at the Asokoro, Abuja home of a former Minister of Special Duties
in the Jonathan administration, Tanimu Turaki, the politicians, who gathered on the banner of Former PDP Ministers’ Forum, disclosed that they will field one of their members as the PDP candidate.

Turaki, who read the communiqué of the meeting, told reporters that the forum had resolved to work in tandem with other organs of the PDP and had decided that whatever happened with regard to the outcome of the Supreme Court judgment on the leadership of the party, it would join hands to revitalize and reunite the PDP into a virile and more constructive opposition.

He said the Ministers want to get President Muhammadu Buhari out of power through the ballot box, rather than call for his impeachment on account of poor performance.

He said, “People behave differently to different situations. We are not unaware of the point President Buhari made when Yar’Adua was sick.

“For us as former ministers’ forum, we wish him speedy recovery. We want him to come back and continue the job for which he persistently fought to be elected and for which he was elected. We want him to come and continue because we want to defeat him in the 2019 election and not anybody else.”

The Ministers’ forum further called for an urgent meeting of all organs of the PDP to harmonise strategies to consolidate the party and unite all efforts in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.





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