National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has mentioned that former President Goodluck Jonathan and different chieftains of the get together are free to vie for the presidential ticket within the 2023 basic election.
Secondus made the remarks whereas addressing journalists at an interactive session with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.
He mentioned the PDP is making ready to reclaim energy within the subsequent basic elections, including that the ultimate choice on who will get the get together’s presidential ticket in 2023 can be guided by the report of a committee arrange by the management of the PDP and which work continues to be pending.
“I stand by my position that Gov. Bala (Mohammed) led committee is still working. They are coming out with a report on why we lost and by the time they finish, we will take decisions and the decision is not for the National Working Committee but for the entirety of our party.
“And I believe that whoever that is interested in 2023 (presidential ticket), maybe including the former President, the chances are there because the PDP is a party of all.
“Everybody will have that opportunity but in clear terms, we have not taken any decision to give anybody a ticket for now,” Secondus said.
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He, nonetheless, described discussions on the 2023 elections as untimely, saying that the state of the nation at the moment is such that politics or something regarding 2023, which is three years away, ought to take the backstage.
Reacting to the latest defection of some distinguished PDP chieftains, together with a governor and a senator to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Secondus mentioned the victory of the APC in that regard will likely be short-lived.
Secondus requested the APC to cease working up and down poaching opposition members and face the challenges dealing with the nation, significantly insecurity.
“Yes, they have been poaching from virtually all the parties. They have been running around but they have not been successful at all.
“I believe that what should bother them most should be governance, the security, the economy, all that have broken down. The issue is that they should stop running up and down and face the reason why the people gave them the mandate to govern.
“And if they do that, there will be no security issues; there will be no economic issues like hunger. I think that this is the most important thing,” the PDP stalwart said.
In latest occasions there have been studies suggesting that the 2 main events in Nigeria have been making an attempt to get former President Goodluck Jonathan to run for presidency come 2023.
However, Dr Jonathan appears undecided about returning to workplace in 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second time period.
At a short session with reporters in Abuja final Friday, the previous president was requested if he can be becoming a member of the presidential race within the 2023 basic elections, and he replied saying “it is too early to talk about that.”
Issues similar to insecurity have stirred debates concerning the competence of the current authorities and have gotten many Nigerians asking who will likely be their subsequent chief.
But Jonathan who believes that the hunt for 2023 is just too early, requested Nigerians to assist the Federal Government and the safety businesses to beat the challenges.
The former president famous that Nigeria isn’t the one nation affected by insecurity, including that he additionally had his challenges to cope with whereas in workplace.