It has been reliably gathered that many presidential aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party may step down for other contenders in the party in September in the run-up to the 2019 elections.
A source in the PDP told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that the national leadership of the party had met with its presidential aspirants to tell them that some of them would need to withdraw from the race to boost the chances of the stronger candidates among them.
According to the source, the party’s presidential aspirants have also been told that they must sign an undertaking in which they will agree not to litigate against the eventual winner of the party’s presidential primary.
“The leadership of the party held a meeting with the aspirants where they were told that some of them will step down for the candidates that are strong enough to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election. So, many of the aspirants may step down for others in September,” he said.