Ex-Senate President David Mark has said he visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo as part of consultations ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Mark, a presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), met Obasanjo on Friday evening in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in a closed-door meeting.
Speaking after the visit, Mark said “Nigerians must get it right in the choice of leaders at all levels in order to move the nation to an enviable height.
“2019 general elections will be the first major polls that the Peoples Democratic Party would be contesting as an opposition party hence it is important.”
He noted that the 2019 election is a “test of the PDP’s strength, popularity and how well it had fared since the last general polls in 2015” which the party lost.
According to him, “Those who are afraid of the contest have no business in the race.
” I came into the race well prepared after due consultation with various groups.
“The positive outcome of my consultations across the country and the overwhelming endorsements encouraged me to vie.”