Barely two hours to the commencement of the PDP presidential primaries in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, aspirants are currently in a crucial meeting.
The meeting which is currently ongoing at Presidential Hotel in the oil rich state.
Among those cited at the meeting are Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
While the meeting is still ongoing and the outcome is not yet made known to public, feelers from the meeting indicate that aspirants are working on how they can firm up the possibility of going into the contest with fewer aspirants.
LEADERSHIP recalls that past attempts to streamline the number of aspirants to about five has failed.
It will be recalled that the state governor, and a major stakeholder in determining the fortune of who becomes the party’s flagbearer, Nyesom Wike, had insisted that all aspirants must face the primary.
Wike, it was gathered, had told some of the aspirants who paid him homage and to seek his last minute support, on their arrival in the city, last night that he would not support any aspirant against the other, insisting that they should slug it out among themselves.