By; JULIANA KATUNG, Kaduna
As the 2019 general election is drawing nearer, some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State have called on the immediate past national chairman caretaker committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi to run for the highest political seat of the country.
The members who spoke with newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting of the party in Kaduna, said Makarfi is the only option to fix Nigeria.
Some of the members who made the call included, Comfort Amwe, Women Leader Kaduna State, Youth Leader, Danjuma Sarki, former member House of Representatives, Ado Dogo, Joseph Sarjuri a PDP Chieftain, Dogara Mato former Kaduna lawmaker and Florence Ambi, among others.
The members were also optimistic that the party in Kaduna State and Nigeria will take over power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) come 2019.
Meanwhile, former governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero who also spoke on the party’s candidature said, the party is waiting on the people’s opinion on who to come up under the PDP platform.
He said the PDP family gathered in Kaduna State, first of all to thank God for making their son, Senator Ahmed Makarfi to finally succeed in reuniting the party both at the national and the state level and also for conducting the convention successfully.
The former governor further added that, the meeting also granted the party the audience to thank him for what he has done to the party and the state and enable the national chairman the opportunity to thank the entire members of the party especially the Kaduna State chapter for all the support they have been giving him during his leadership.
On the present administration, he said he has never talked on the performance of the APC government and that the time is coming when his own party will talk about it, noting that they were the ones that transferred power to the APC government and they know where they stopped in terms of projects and they know what is happening now and that his party has a lot of things to say.
He therefore, called on all members of the party to be united in order to enable the PDP successful in the forthcoming general elections in January 2019.
Also contributing, member of the party, Mr. Mustapha Aliyu Bamalli who spoke on the fate of PDP in 2019, said the huge crowd in attendance during the meeting, which even the security men hsd difficulty in controlling, shows that people are yearning for them.
Also speaking on the purpose of the meeting, former Commissioner, Kaduna State Ministry of Justice, Jonathan Kish said the party came to celebrate a distinguished Nigerian, a former Governor of Kaduna State and a former chairman caretaker committee of the PDP.