Ahead of the 2023 general elections, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu has promised to create a level playing field for all presidential aspirants on the platform of the party.
Receiving former president of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Sam Ohuabunwa, and Ovation Magazine publisher, Dele Momodu, who visited the PDP chairman to intimate him of their desire to run in the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the opposition party, Ayu assured them that the PDP did not have any preferred candidate for its presidential ticket, pointing out that it was the members of the party that would decide its presidential candidate for the 2023 polls.
“There will be a level playing field for all candidates. We don’t have any special candidate. We don’t have a preferred candidate,” the PDP National Chairman said, assuring that the party would queue behind anyone nominated by members.
“It is the party members who will decide and if at the end of the day, the party members vote for you that you are the one they want, we will queue behind you,” Ayu strssed.
Earlier, Mr. Momodu told the PDP chairman that he was at the party secretariat to inform him of his intention to contest the next presidential poll as candidate of the opposition party, charging the party not to pick its candidate for the next presidential poll based on criteria which, Momodu said, had failed the country in the best.
“I, therefore, offer myself to the PDP as the best aspirant to turn the fortunes of our esteemed Party and our well endowed country around… I invite our great party, PDP, to accept that it must search for a veritable flag bearer with the requisite leadership and visionary qualities that Nigerians now earnestly yearn for,” Momodu stated.
“Nigeria deserves much better than where we are now, and my appeal to fellow Nigerians is that we should collectively rescue our dear country from the suffocating claws of slave masters, overlords and tyrants,” the Ovation publisher added.
“The time has come for full reconciliation and forgiveness and a closure of our ugly past Nigeria urgently requires a reset and a total redirection.”