A chieftain of the PDP, Chief Olabode George, said in Lagos on Thursday advised the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on what would determine the performance of the party in the 2019 presidential elections.
He noted that appointing a credible person as national chairman of the party would determine their performance in the elections.
George, who was a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, said appointing someone, who had no understanding of the direction and manifesto of the party would be catastrophic for the party in the 2019 general elections.
On July 14, the national caucus of the PDP in Abuja agreed that the next national chairman of the party would come from the southern part of the country. The body also agreed that the party’s presidential candidate would come from the North in 2019, to square up with President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.
“The chairmanship position coming to the South means if the party is serious, the party must look for a credible, responsible and respectable person, who has the network and experience.
“It has to be a person who has the details of the party and not some ‘’bambino.’’ “The PDP must avoid going from frying pan to fire and bring an appropriate person.
“Anybody lower than the level of the chairman of APC will be inappropriate. We have to get somebody that will be at par in political experience and understanding of the tenets of the party.’’