The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed hope that the coalition will see to the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari.Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the PDP, stated this in an interview with the Punch in Abuja on Saturday. Secondus said the plan of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was for the coalition to fail, but added that all the parties involved in it remained committed to its success.
“We have passed the stage of doubting. We are on a critical stage of implementation and with the commitment, we have seen so far, we will sack President Muhammadu Buhari next year,” he said. Secondus also allayed the fears of members of the party and others over the high number of its presidential aspirants. He said that the party would manage the primary in such a way that its outcome would be acceptable to every aspirant. He pointed out that the aspirants have been informed that neither him nor members of the National Working Committee of the party had any favourite aspirants. “We have no preferred candidate,” he said. “All of them are eminently qualified to run. What we will do is to provide the enabling environment that would make the delegates pick or elect candidates of their choice. “Unlike the APC where no one is attempting to challenge President Buhari, our doors are open here. The PDP is a part of all Nigerians”, he said There are about 10 persons who have either openly or covertly expressed interest to pick the sole presidential ticket of the PDP at the moment. Among the aspirants are Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice-President; Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State; Ibrahim Dankwambo, Governor of Gombe State; and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former Governor of Kano State. Others are Senator Bukola Saraki, the Senate President; Ahmed Makarfi, a former Governor of Kaduna State; and Kabiru Tanimu, a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations.