Sen. walid jibrin, chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), on Tuesday, promised the party will produce the best presidential candidate from the North in 2019.
He also used the opportunity to call on all aggrieved former members of the party to reconsider and return to the PDP ahead of the general elections in the country.
Jibrin stated this when he played host to the “PDP Ward2Ward Group” who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
“All of us as a party have agreed that the President of Nigeria should come from the North in 2019.
“I enjoin you to support the North to bring and give us capable presidential candidate.
“We are all doing what we can in the North with all the leaders to identify who is the best candidate to rule this country.
“The best person that will take power from the ruling party in 2019 is our own, 2019 is for the PDP.”
He disclosed that the party had set up a committee to work on the reconciliation of members aggrieved over the emergence of Prince Uche Secondus as PDP National Chairman during December 2017 National Convention.
“We are also expecting the return of some of our former governors, National Assembly members and very renowned party followers.
“When this is done, the party will come to its stable stand.
“We should encourage anybody who has left us to come back and reunite with us, we will not hate or deprive anybody, it is a good omen for the party that we should receive people coming back.
“We are therefore calling on Saraki, Kwankwaso, and all our former legislators who left the party to come back quickly.”