Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will be free and fair. He said this while assuring those aspiring for elective positions in the PDP ahead of the 2019 election of a level-playing ground in the primaries.
Jonathan said this while receiving former Governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. Jonathan said that with free and fair primaries, no aspirant that lost would be aggrieved but would support others for the progress of the party. He said that Bafarawa was one of the aspirants he trusted because of what he had done in Sokoto state as governor.
Jonathan said, “As leaders, we must plan for our grandchildren; we don’t have to plan for ourselves, but for the society to grow. “When you plan for your grandchildren, you do things properly; you will not be in a hurry and the society will grow. “The more people are interested, the better for the party. If you have only two aspirants in a political party, it is not too good for democracy.”