Alhaji Adamu Maina Waziri, has been a Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
For 18 years, Alhaji Adamu Maina Waziri has been a Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In this interview with Daily Trust Saturday, Waziri, Minister of Police Affairs under President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, said the presidential ticket of the party will be zoned to the North, because there is an understanding to that effect.
Manoeuvrings have commenced for 2023 politicking. While some top shots of the PDP are pushing for the presidential ticket to be retained in the North, others are against it. Which zone do you think should produce the presidential candidate of your party?
But reports have it that there are moves to put forward former President Jonathan as your party’s flag bearer .
No, it is not true. I am a very senior member of the PDP and member of its Board of Trustees. I have not attended any meeting or got any credible information that legitimate organs of the PDP are talking of giving the ticket to President Jonathan.
And I do not believe that President Jonathan will seek for the ticket of PDP or APC in 2023; somebody who out of his nationalistic feeling and sense of responsibility and humility conceded defeat in 2015? He was salvaged by the ruling party, and also has credentials positive and negative that can be used against him. He never expected to attain the highest office, but will now descend to return to the gallows. I do not think so.
I think there will be superior advice to him that he has had his and there is a lot of honour in retirement.