The current chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Markafi will be contesting in the 2019 presidential elections according to one of his close aides, Abdullahi Jalo.
Jalo, who spoke to journalists in Gombe state on Thursday said that Markarfi personally informed him of his ambition. The former national publicity secretary of the party said;
“Let me make it abundantly clear, Makarfi is contesting for the presidential ticket of the party. Makarfi is like any other Nigerian and he has all the qualities to contest. If my party wishes to make him its presidential candidate, so be it. We shall support him.
Makarfi told me vividly that he’s contesting and that could not be linked to a fallacious and misleading assumption that he’s supporting (former acting national chairman of the party, Prince Uche) Secondus.”