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Shekarau speaks on PDP ‘implosion’ ahead of 2019

A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant, Ibrahim Shekarau, on Sunday, expressed confidence that the multiple number of contenders vying for the PDP 2019 presidential ticket would not lead to the party’s implosion.

A statement signed by Governor Seriake Dickson’s media aide, Francis Agbo, said Shekarau spoke after a visit to Dickson’s Toru-Orua country home in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Shekarau’s visit was to console Dickson on the demise of his mother.

The former minister of education stated that the number of aspirants was good and that what was important was how responsibly they conducted themselves and their campaigns.

According to Shekarau, “it is God who decides who leads and all the aspirants are aware that only one person can emerge as candidate.”

He said: “The beauty of politics is that it’s about people, I always say the more the aspirants you have for many positions, the better for it. The number of presidential aspirants in the PDP is a sign of hope. It is hope that brings people to come out to contest elections.

“What is important is not how many aspirants that are contesting but how responsibly they are conducting themselves. How are they conducting the business of their campaigns as a family?

“Just last week, the PDP assembled all the presidential aspirants, we exchanged views on working together and working together like brothers.

“We know only one person will win and if we all move as a family, in the end whoever takes it, according to ur two faiths, Islam and Christianity, God has already decided. It is He who decides who leads in the end and we all believe that.”

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