At least, seven presidential aspirants and sixty senators are presently gearing up to contest the 2019 elections under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Tribune Online has gathered.
The acting chairman of the party in Anambra State Chief Vincent Obi who revealed this to newsmen in Awka the Anambra state capital during the flag off, of the registration exercise in the 21 local government areas of the state.
He said the party has bounced back with a bang to take over the leadership of the country.
Chief Obi, who vowed to challenge the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance APGA, in the forthcoming general elections in the state, said the party is targeting to register at least 2 million eligible voters before the election proper.
He told contacts party chieftains at the meeting that the National working committee of the party has directed members to embark on aggressive registration and mobilization drive.
He also assured them that the party has no room for urban town gorillers who are jostling from one political party to another pointing out that Social Democratic Party SDP, has a long-standing culture and philosophy and should not derail from it.
“Information reaching us says that about seven presidential aspirants have indicated interest to run for the presidential election under the platform of SDP but as it is now nobody has been anointed by the party or earmarked for the post of number one citizen position under the party”.
He also said that about sixty senators have also indicated their interest to run under SDP.
He named some of the presidential hopeful eyeing the position to include, the Senate president Dr. Bukola Saraki, former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former speaker of the House of Representative and the serving Sokoto State, Governor, Barrister Aminu Tambuwal, former Senate president, Senator David Mark and the Governor of Gombe State, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo among others.
He, however, didn’t mention some of the senators but said that some senators representing Anambra State are carefully studying the political revolution going on in the party with great interest.
The state acting chairman, however, said that shortly after the registration and mobilization, the party will hold its congress and elect their, ward, local government area, state leaders.
He said the party had bounced back to take what belongs to it and lead the people of Nigeria to the promised land because the PDP and APC have failed Nigeria and it is time to sack them out of governance in Nigeria, he concluded.