PDP's Board of Trustees member, Chief Ebenezer Babatope says President Goodluck Jonathan will not be a presidential candidate in 2019, but will lead his party against the All Progressives Party.
A Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees member, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will find a strong Hausa/Fulani candidate to run the Presidency race against General Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
He said President Goodluck Jonathan will not be vying for the Aso Rock seat in 2019.
Babatope stated this in an interview with Punch on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Lagos.
He said Jonathan will forever be remembered as he has laid a solid foundation for Nigeria’s democracy.
The 72-year-old said, “Although the people of the South-South have the right to present a candidate for the election, I’m sure the President will not contest. He will lead us against the All Progressives Congress.
“The President has set himself apart as a great Nigerian leader, who is committed to seeing Nigeria blossom into a great democracy. He has laid a solid foundation for the nation’s democracy and he would forever be remembered.
“The President will not contest the 2019 presidential election. The PDP will look for a strong Hausa/Fulani presidential candidate to contest against Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.”