Former President Jonathan’s Aide Advises PDP To Postpone Its Presidential Primaries, Until APC ‘s
Reno Omokri, a senior advisor to former President Goodluck Jonathan, recommended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to postpone its presidential primary election on Monday.
Omokri was quoted as saying that Nigeria’s biggest opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), should hold its primary elections after the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“If I were to advise the PDP, I would advise them to postpone their presidential primary till after the APC’s.” The APC is perplexed. That’s why they’re talking about reaching an agreement. They want to pick their candidate based on the PDP’s selection. So aggravate them!” Omokri expressed himself on his verified Twitter account.
The PDP had fixed its primary election for May 28 and 29, while that of the APC has been scheduled for May 29 and 30. A total of 11,500 delegates selected from across the country would participate in the elections of the two parties. While the APC has 7,800, the leading opposition party has 3,700 delegates.
Thirty-eight aspirants are in the race for the presidential tickets of the two leading parties. While the APC has 23, the PDP has cleared 15 aspirants to compete for its presidential ticket.