PDP Asked To Drop Atiku As Its 2019 Presidential Candidate

By Ikenga Chronicles December 5, 2018

PDP Asked To Drop Atiku As Its 2019 Presidential Candidate

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Stanley Osifo has called on the party to drop Atiku Abubakar as its 2019 Presidential candidate.

Osifo who threatened to go to court while addressing newsmen in Lagos said that he was not given the opportunity to participate in the national convention having obtained its nomination and intention forms for N10 million and N2 million respectively.

The aspirant, who hails from Edo State said, “I do not want my N12 million refunded. I bought the form to contest and must be given the opportunity to do so.

“The electoral act guarantees that we can still hold fresh primaries a week to the election.

“The party refused to screen me for the election after I obtained the forms but asked me to withdraw without any legal reason given and all my efforts in the past to rectify the issue have been ignored.

“I have sent several letters to the leadership before the primaries and after, but they were ignored.

“This was the same leadership that I consulted and was given the go-ahead to buy the forms,” he said.

He said that he was treated unjustly, unfair and was degraded.

“I demand that the earlier convention be nullified as it was fraught with irregularities. I will take further actions if they do not respond.

“They did not even sit for appeal after the presidential primaries. This matter would have been concluded since if the party had responded to me.

“That primary should be declared null and void and held again to accommodate me,” he added.