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S’East PDP presidential aspirants haven’t endorsed any consensus candidate – Pius Anyim

The notion that south East Presidential aspirants on the platform of the people’s Democratic Party (PDP) have adopted a consensus candidate has been repudiated as false.

One of the top notch presidential aspirants, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim dispelled the rumour while appearing in a Silverbird live television programme “Real Talk” on Tuesday.

“Yes, the aspirants from the south east met. The issue on the table now is not who becomes the candidate of the Party but where the presidential candidate of the Party should come from.

“The second issue is, what qualifications should the candidate have? The qualification is not measured by academic qualification but by the experience of such person, how much of the problems of the country the person knows and his capacity to confront the challenges facing Nigeria.

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“If you watched what we said the day we met, we didn’t talk about consensus. We avoided that word. We said we are going to work together to ensure that a south easterner becomes the next president”, Anyim clarified.

It would be recalled that at the meeting of the four prominent south east presidential aspirants on April 9th, 2022, they resolved to work together to ensure that a southeasterner emerges the presidential candidate of the PDP.

Anyim who read the decisions of the four said, “we have agreed to work together as a team to ensure that a south easterner emerges as PDP flag bearer.

“We intend to consult with other zones on this issue and it is based on fairness and equity.

“In doing so, it is important to note that we have always supported other zones and we now expect them to reciprocate”, the four aspirants said.