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I Am Not Going To Contest Any Elective Position In PDP – Makarfi


Ahmed Makarfi, Chairman of the People Democratic party has declared that he is not going to contest any elective position in the PDP, in the upcoming elections. 

In an exclusive interview with punchng on the recent Supreme Court victory that reaffirmed his faction of the party the former governor of Kaduna said “I am not going to contest any elective position in the PDP”

When asked if he will contest if party leaders asks him to he said “There is no such plan . There is nothing like the imposition of candidates again . The position of the chairman is an elective position. The party members will decide who will be their next national chairman at the convention. To contest is a personal decision . I wouldn’ t consider myself as the best to administer the PDP. The caretaker committee was an emergency response to save the party. I am happy I did my best”
Makarfi was also about the rumors of the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki and former President Atiku Abukakar querying to know more about their plans with the PDP He said “We don’ t really have to woo anybody. It ’ s a personal choice . If they make up their minds to join us , we will accept them . Of course, there will be no special condition or treatment for those planning to come back to the PDP. I can assure you that there will be no preferential appeal to anybody or group of persons. The appeal will be general . We will reform the party and make it more democratic, thereby creating level playing fields .

“We have many big people in the PDP already. We don’ t lack big people . It ’ s not a matter of big people . Even if you are small, but you have the capacity, you should be given the chance . We are not going to do anybody a favour or give special treatment to any contestant, whether Saraki or Atiku, if they defect and meet the party’ s conditions , they can contest.”

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