Former Governor of Sokoto state and a presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Attahiru Bafarawa yesterday visited former President, Goodluck Jonathan in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, to seek his support and blessing for his presidential bid.
Bafarawa, who spoke with journalists after their closed-door meeting at the President’s Guest House in Baybridge area of the state capital, boasted that the PDP would wrest power from President Buhari in 2019. The aspirant, who described himself as a selfless democrat, said he did not believe in do-or-die politics but saw politics as a game, stressing that nothing would make him to dump the party whether he gets the party ticket or not. “Our common objective is to get President Buhari out of power. Therefore, any serious political party in this country is determined to see that in 2019, Buhari has left office so that we will move our country forward.”
Also speaking, Jonathan said Bafarawa came to brief him about his political interest and political developments going on. Jonathan described Bafarawa as an experienced politician, saying that since he joined the PDP in 2014, the latter had been consistent. On number of presidential aspirants in the party, the former President said the development was a healthy one, insisting that the more people that are interested, the better for the party.
He advocated level-playing field for all aspirants during the party primaries, saying when party candidate emerges through transparent process, there would not be bickering and division in the party.