As the eagerly anticipated Peoples Democratic Presidential (PDP) Primaries approaches, a support group has told delegates that Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has what it takes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in a free and fair election in 2019.
The Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Support Group spoke through an open letter to the delegates for tomorrow’s PDP presidential primaries where Tambuwal is seeking to emerge as PDP flag bearer for the 2019 presidential elections.
“PDP cannot afford to have a candidate that can be thoroughly harassed and blackmailed to succumb by the desperate Buhari administration,” the group said, adding that the party had the opportunity to retire Buhari if Tambuwal got the PDP ticket.
“We realise that the decision on our party’s flag-bearer is not an easy one to make but one that must be made with all the seriousness that it demands. We have no doubt that a number of our party aspirants are qualified to be president of this country but given the key issues on ground, we cannot but put our best foot forward and this letter hopes to convince you with these three reasons why our man should fly this great party’s flag.”
Tambuwal is going up against political heavyweights including former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, former Kaduna State Governor Ahmed Makarfi among others.
The PDP primary has been somewhat overshadowed by allegations that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is a mole within the party.
The damning allegation was made by Deji Adeyanju, former New Media Director of the party, saying that Wike had a pact with the opposition to ensure Tambuwal’s emergence as PDP flagbearer seeing as he’s the weakest of the candidates.
Wike has yet to respond to the staggering claim even as party faithful demand that the strongest candidate be elected.