The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, said every aspirant jostling for the party’s presidential ticket is 1000 times better than incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ayu stated this yesterday, Wednesday, while hosting one of the presidential aspirants, former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, at the national secretariat of the party.
Obi, who was PDP’s vice-presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, visited the secretariat; to intimate the party of his plan to rule the country on the PDP ticket.
In a statement by the Special Adviser, Communication & Strategy, to the party’s chairman, Simon Imobo-Tswam, said the PDP will produce the most capable candidate that would be acceptable to all.
The statement read, “all our candidates that have bought forms so far; are people that if allowed to run this country, will do 1000 times better; than what President Buhari and the APC have done in the last six years.
“He added when people of your quality show interest in our party to run for the presidency; we know that we are the right party to rule this country. We have the quality, and we believe Nigerians will give the PDP the opportunity; for one of you to lead the rescue mission, come 2023.
“Ayu carpeted the APC-led Federal Government for turning Nigeria into a debtor-nation for no justifiable reason and for committing over 90 percent of federal revenues to debt-servicing, insisting that You can’t commit your resources to that level of debt servicing and still develop the country.”
The PDP national chairman also reaffirmed the National Working Committee’s (NWC) commitment to impartiality; in the selection of candidates for elected seats.
He emphasised that the party’s presidential candidate will be chosen by delegates in a transparent procedure.