Frantic last move by the 12 presidential aspirants of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), for the emergence of a consensus candidate amongst them has collapsed at the ongoing convention in Port Harcourt.
The 12 aspirants were said to have met earlier in the day (Saturday) but that after almost an hour of deliberation, there was no agreement on a consensus candidate.
According to report all the aspirants had rather vowed to continue with their campaigns to be elected by the delegates.
“It was difficult to agree on a consensus candidate as each of the aspirants argued on their individual strengths and urged others to step down. The power brokers in the party are looking at this and how to avert any post-convention crisis. Meetings and consultations are expected to continue.”
This was even as rumour broke out earlier that the former Accountant General of the Federation and governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Dankwambo had agreed to step down for the former speaker of the House of Representatives and governor of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal, which Dankwanbo’s group vehemently denied.
One of his aides made it clear that it is not possible for the two-term governor to step down for Tambuwal who recently re-joined the party.