The Peoples Democratic Party announced its plan to come back to power in full in 2019 by picking up a northern candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
The PDP post-election review committee, set up after the defeat in the presidential poll in May, announced its recommendations, which would help the party to hold a victory in the next 2019 presidential election.
According to the recommendations, the PDP should choose a northern candidate for the next presidential election in Nigeria. Besides that, it is recommended to pick up the best candidate for the next presidential race, using a procedure of direct primaries.
The committee chairman, Ike Ekweremadu, disclosed the PDP’s plans in Abuja on Wednesday. He told that “it is recommended to the party to strictly apply the zoning principle at all levels,” adding that “in particular, since the last President of PDP extraction came from the southern part of Nigeria, it is recommended that PDP’s presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections should come from the northern part of the country.”
The acting national chairman chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus responding to the recommendations told that “we agree that the presidential candidate of our party will come from the North.”
Five months ago the former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has stated why the party lost miserably at the 2015 general elections.
According to Tukur, the defeat of the party at the hands of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the March 28 and April 11 general elections was a failure on the part of the leadership to listen to his warning about the looming defeat.
At the same time Dr. Babangida Aliyu, said the recent defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party at both national and state elections did not come to Nigerians as a surprise because “we saw it coming.”