The chairman of the People’s Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Walid Jibrin, confirmed his earlier stance on the party’s alleged Northernization on Tuesday, saying the leadership hierarchy is pro-North.
Jibril had on Sunday during the performance on Channels Televisions program, Sunday Politics, said it was unfair to PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar; the National President, Iyorchia Ayu; and he himself to come from the north.
Jibril said in a statement Tuesday that he was sticking to his earlier stance.
He said: “Based on my previous statement that the PDP cannot produce a northern president, national president, BoT president all from the north for the 2023 presidential election, I stand by that statement.
“The PDP is a party that targets all Nigerians; it is not sectional but loved by all Nigerians.”
As chairman of the Board of Trustees, he said he must speak the truth regardless of any kind of rejection.
“As chairman of PDP BoT, I must tell the truth and nothing but the truth, regardless of anyone’s criticism. I fear none but God and the true agenda of our party. I will add that I am strong on my toes; I have been a true member of PDP since its inception in 1998.
“Today I am one of the trustees of the party that has remained in the party since 1998 and has never turned into a party that has taken all positions in the PDP,” Jibril said.
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