The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopefuls in the South East are allegedly preparing to pitch former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi as the region’s lone candidate in the presidential primary in Abuja.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the opposition PDP has scheduled their presidential primary on May 28 and 29.
It has been reported that the candidates may pitch the former Anambra governor as their consensus candidate in order to compete against other regional aspirants.
According to reports, contenders including former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim, industrialist Sam Ohabunwa, and Nwachukwu Anakwenze may have reached an agreement to promote Obi as the South East’s consensus candidate.
The hopefuls reportedly met after the party’s zoning committee, led by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, suggested that the presidential ticket be opened.
Meanwhile, the PDP is thought to be seeking to restrict the number of presidential candidates entering Saturday’s primaries.
The party is reportedly working with Senator David Mark’s primary committee to cut the number of candidates to a manageable amount before the election.
“I can tell you that some of the aspirants are already meeting to shift ground for others. Some of them are likely going to step down and support those with brighter chances of winning the ticket.
“The party has thrown its weight behind the move and is encouraging the aspirants to talk to themselves,” a source revealed.
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