Makarfi said he could still contest the party’s presidential ticket despite Atiku’s defection noting that Atiku had earlier left the PDP and had just returned.
Makarfi reportedly made this known in an interview published in the current edition of The Interview magazine.
“By the time I leave as a caretaker committee chairman on December 9 or 10, there will still be 10 months to the party primaries. By any law or the party’s guidelines, I’m not excluded,” Makarfi said.
In a report by Punch, Makarfi said he could still contest the party’s presidential ticket despite Atiku Abubakar’s defection noting that Atiku had earlier left the PDP and had just returned.
However, the ex-governor expressed optimism for a deluge of returnees to PDP following Atiku's return.
“We are expecting a harvest of defections from the APC. Wait a bit and you will see the influx of people into the PDP,” he added.
However, Makarfi is not comfortable with the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s declaration of interest in the party’s presidential ticket.
Makarfi referred to the move by Fayose as uncalled for and unhealthy for the current goals and aim of the PDP.