Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso is confident the party will conduct a credible presidential primary to elect a strong candidate that will wrestle the presidency in 2019.
Kwankwaso said this on Friday in Lafia when he met with members of the party in Nasarawa State. He urged them not to relent in their commitments toward ensuring power change in 2019.
According to him, the number of aspirants gunning for the presidency on the platform of the party is a clear indication of the strength of the PDP.
“There are currently over 90 political parties in the country and none is being sought after like the PDP. “Most of these parties would not even field presidential candidates at the end of the day,” he said.
Kwankwaso, however, supported emergence of a consensus presidential candidate. “Even if a consensus could not be reached to pick our flag bearer, I am confident that PDP would conduct a free, fair and credible primary,” he said.
The former governor of Kano State said he will address insecurity in the country, if given the mandate in 2019. He described Nasarawa State as the headquarters of his campaign group, the kwankwasiyya movement, in the north-central zone.
Kwankwaso urged his supporters, across partisan lines, to identify and get registered with the PDP. He also charged them to remain focused on changing the current situation in the country for the better.
He called on them to elect a candidate with the pedigree and capacity to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election.