Nigeria’s immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan says he is confused about whom to support among the 12 aspirants seeking the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election.
Jonathan said this while speaking at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, during the presidential primary of the party.
He said many of the aspirants were eminently qualified to lead the country.
“I’m confused as to the one to pick among the aspirants. I know them very well and I can say they are all eminently qualified,” he said.
“We must select the next president that can bring Nigeria together. The delegates have to look at this critically before voting.
“Yes, we are in opposition but today we have the senate president and speaker. The number of governors have also increased. This shows we are the party to take over power.”
Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, who declared the convention open, expressed pleasure in welcoming party members from all over Nigeria to Port Harcourt.
He boasted that “today PDP is now in control of the leadership of the national assembly, adding that “the convention is a crucial stage in PDP’s “ unstoppable march to regain power’’.
He said the selection of aspirants for the convention was done through indirect primaries, adding that the convention would be orderly, fair and transparent.
He said the party was determined to organise a convention that would remain a reference point for other parties
Secondus said the party started the contributory pension scheme and reformed the electoral process.
He said the party members had “Indeed learnt our lessons’’, adding that the PDP had “graduated from an opposition party in 2015 to a ruling party in waiting’’ in 2018.