Senator Makarfi Declares Intention to Run for Presidentl
Former National Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, Sunday has declared his intention to seek nomination for the 2019 presidency.
In an interview with newsmen in Kaduna, Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State and a two-time senator, said his decision to seek the PDP presidential ticket followed wide consultations with stakeholders across the country.
He also said he was optimistic that the PDP will wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019, noting that APC has been working for PDP by failing to deliver on its electoral promises and govern well.
“I have been consulting since I left office as chairman. I have been consulting across the country and you know what consultation means.
“Consultation is not endorsement, but it enables you to feel the pulse and it will tell you whether to go forward or not to go forward and it has been quiet positive.
“I have said before now that consultations have been positive and I believe it is fair enough to come to the conclusion that one should join other capable party men and women who have shown interest in seeking the party’s nomination for the 2019 presidential election”
We all have our qualities, but for me, I have known governance for sometimes, at the state level, some of you are aware I served Kaduna state for three years as a commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning.
I came into government from the private sector – banking sector.
“So I have experience in the private sector, especially the banking industry”.