The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) New Youth Circuit has challenged the party to field incumbent Governor Akinwumi Ambode as its candidate in 2019.
Concise News had reported that there is a rumored rift between Ambode and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu.
The PDP had already expressed readiness to give its ticket to business and oil magnate Femi Otedola its ticket for the election.
However, while speaking on Wednesday in Abuja, the group noted that the offer to Otedola was a bait.
“Ambode should be embraced by the PDP,” the spokesperson of the group Williams Oladipo said.
“Having the governor of Nigeria’s most important state will bolster our party’s chances in the 2019 general elections as we seek to remove the failed government of Muhammadu Buhari.
“The party must not throw away this chance to consolidate its effort to take back power in 2019.
“Ambode will bring people and a government machinery behind him, that is what we need now.”