Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Alhaji Ahmed Markafi said he was denied the party's ticket in 2007 without any reason.

The former PDP national chairman, who led the PDP through a hard fought legal battle to wrestle the reins of leadership from the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction in 2017, spoke Monday in Asaba when he met with PDP delegates for the forthcoming national convention of the party.

Alhaji Makarfi while listing his achievements and sacrifices for the PDP, recalled how he was robbed of the party's ticket in 2007.

"I am not an opportunist. In 2007, I was basically the presumed candidate to take over from President Olusegun Obasanjo. But for some reasons, person who was behind me in the ballot was selected", the former governor of Kaduna state recounted.

He urged the party delegates to remember his sacrifices for the survival of the party and pick him as the party's candidate for the top position in the country.

Responding, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa advocated for the best person to emerge as the President of Nigeria in 2019.

According to Governor Okowa, "going into 2019, it is only God that can decide the best for us as a country, and as a party, the best we can do, is to ensure a free and fair primaries at the national convention."


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