A People’s Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has decried antics employed by some leaders to saddle people to purchase nomination and expression of interest forms for them.
Bafarawa, a two time governor of Sokoto State, made this known in Benin on Wednesday during his meet-the-delegates tour ahead of the party’s primaries.
The aspirant advised such leaders to stop using government offices to misguide and manipulate Nigerians, particularly the electorate.
He said that it was misleading for high calibre of persons to misinform Nigerians on their financial status, with respect to purchase of party nomination forms.
The former governor said such deceit was wrong as it puts the burden to purchase such forms on the ordinary Nigerians.
Bafarawa pointed out that the large number of aspirants jostling for the ticket of the party showed that the party was growing.
He said that the PDP was committed to rescuing Nigeria from the APC adding that the party was united and committed to common goal of the ordinary man.
The aspirants said that even if he did not clinch the PDP presidential ticket, as a democrat with a vision and mission, he would offer his services to whoever gets the ticket.
Bafarawa told the party faithful that he would run an all-inclusive government if he scaled the party primaries and elected as the country’s president.
He promised to give attention to the problems in the South-South if given the mandate to lead the country.
He said: “I will operate an all-inclusive administration. My word will be my bond if given the opportunity to lead this country as president.
“I will be a president for all and not for some persons because running a democratic government is a team work.”
He said that a Bafarawa-led Federal Government would accord education, security, health and job creation top priority.
In his remarks, Chief Dan Orbih, PDP Chairman in the state, said that the party believed in true democracy.
Orbih said all the presidential aspirants in PDP were people of impeccable character, adding that delegates would have uphill choosing their flag bearer.
He stressed the need for the aspirants to accept and work with the decision of the party delegates.