The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the party’s presidential candidate will not emerge through zoning.
The party said this in response to a call by the Senator representing Kano Central, Rabiu Kwankwaso that PDP should pick its presidential candidate from the North-West.
Kwankwaso had said a candidate from the North West stands a better chance against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
However, PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan noted that all aspirants should present their plans to delegates who will determine who becomes the party’s Presidential candidate.
He said: “Senator Kwankwaso said what in his opinion, represents the best option for the PDP but as a party that is democratic, there is no way we will shut out any aspirant because of where he comes from.
“The party has encouraged them (aspirants) to reach out to Nigerians and present their plans so that at the end, the one that will emerge the candidate will carry the others along.
“I repeat, we are not going to shut anybody out of the presidential race because we believe each of these aspirants has what it takes to outperform President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC if given the opportunity to preside over the affairs of this nation.”