Aspirants Snub Consensus Option To Select PDP Presidential Standard-Bearer

 Aspirants Snub Consensus Option To Select PDP Presidential Standard-Bearer

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Signs that the suggestions in some quarters for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fall back on the consensus option in the selection of the party’s presidential candidate for next year’s election would not sail through emerged yesterday as most of the aspirants insisted on outright primary.
Worried by the large number of aspirants jostling for the PDP presidential ticket, some stakeholders, including the chairman of its Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin, started mooting the idea of consensus so as to eliminate rancor and post primary recriminations that might douse the cohesion of the party during the February 2019 poll.

However, checks by The Guardian revealed that consensus arrangement could trigger widespread suspicion that would not only endanger PDP chances at the poll, but also lead to mass defection of presidential aspirants and their supporters to rival platforms

Mariam Harun

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