The stage is set for the PDP’s National Convention on Saturday at the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.Ad hoc delegates for the presidential primary election of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are all but set to elect the party’s flagbearer for the 2023 presidential election.
Most of the presidential aspirants went round the 36 states of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to lobby these delegates.
And there are also reports of financial inducement and buying of delegates by most of these aspirants, but be it as it may, all is set for the election.
The battle for the opposition party’s sole ticket seems to be majorly between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
These three and eleven others will share a total number of 810 delegates’ votes, coming across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
PDP sold 17 forms to its presidential aspirants and about 14 of them are still in the race after two were disqualified during the screening and Peter Obi’s resignation yesterday.
Popular among those still hoping to grab the party’s sole ticket are Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, former Managing Director of FSB International Bank, Dr. Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, Publisher, Ovation International, Chief Dele Momodu, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, among others.