PDP chairman, Makarfi Eyes 2019 presidency


July 25,2017 @ 11: 27 AM

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has spoken about putting himself up as a candidate for the next general elections in 2019.

Makarfi, who defeated Senator Modu Sheriff at the Supreme Court in the party’s leadership tussle, said he was not allowing the ambition distract him at the moment.

In an interview with Daily Trust, he claimed that it was one of the things that derailed Sheriff.

“A party picks a candidate after you win nomination. Before you win nomination, you put up yourself.

“I am not thinking of that because it would be foolish of me to start thinking of that when you have a major responsibility on organisation of the party and putting it on the right course. That is one of the issues that helped in derailing Modu Sheriff, and I would be stupid to follow the same path.

“So I didn’t seek for this office, I was called upon to do a job and I am glad with how far we are going. I would be happier when we get there, conduct all-inclusive elections, conventions and all that, and I would take a break,” he said.

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