One of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has revealed that he has no doubt in getting the party’s ticket for the forthcoming Presidential election.
Makarfi who is among the numerous people who are hoping to win the party’s primary election for the presidential race disclosed his optimism over the ticket yesterday in Lagos when he was addressing reporters.
Makarfi revealed that he does not need money to get the votes of the delegates that would participate in the election as he noted that majority of the party members are conscious of him being the best candidate bear the presidential flag in the 2019 election.
Other aspirants who are also hoping to win the presidential ticket of the PDP include the former vice-president Atiku Abubakar, former governor of Sokoto, Attahiru Bafarawa, former Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Gombe governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo.
Speaking to the reporters, Makarfi said: “When did Nigeria start to produce presidents because of resources? Former presidents Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Dr Goodluck Jonathan and now President Muhammadu Buhari, did not become presidents based on money.”
He emphasised that his deeds as a former Governor of Kaduna State and The National Chairman of the Caretaker committee of the party would definitely work for him noting that he does not need to give cash gifts to party members before they give their support.
Makarfi revealed that a party member disclosed to him that some of the aspirants have been parting with gifts in form of cash and material things in order to gain support, but that he doesn’t need to involve in such acts.
In his words: “In one of the Southwest states I visited, a member said other aspirants have been giving them money and gifts, but I don’t have to give them money or gifts to vote for me in the primaries because they know I am the best man for the job.”