The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun moves to produce a consensus presidential candidate ahead of the party’s primaries slated for October 6.
Chairman of the Board, Sen. Walid Jibrin in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said the BoT has constituted a committee to discuss with all the aspirants with a view to reaching a consensus.
“A committee has been set up to discuss with all presidential aspirants to come up with one of them as the candidate. There are now 12 contestants.
“The party has been warned to manage the situation of new decampees to the party and also consider the role played by old members.
“As provided in the party’s constitution, the Board is empowered to regulate its proceedings and draw code of conduct for its members.
“The Board has decided to forward to the NWC its full recommendations. I wish to congratulate Gov Fayose for withdrawing from the presidential race,” he said.
Jibrin whose tenure was extended at the recently held meeting of the Board by five years as well as the Board’s Secretary, Sen. Adolphus Wabara, also said the BoT has cautioned its members against campaigning for any of the presidential aspirants.