We don’t want aspirants who run around stadium but can’t run a railway station – PDP Chairman

 We don’t want aspirants who run around stadium but can’t run a railway station – PDP Chairman

The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC), Dr Iyorchia Ayu has said the party does not want aspirants who can run around a stadium but can’t run a railway station.

Ayu made this statement on Wednesday in a meeting with the National Working Committee of the Party at the Wadata Plaza national secretariat in Abuja.

He told those present at the meeting that the NWC will create a level-playing field for all 17 presidential aspirants.

Ayu’s statement suggests an indirect jest at the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi who is also in the Presidential race under the Flagship of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi ran around the Port Harcourt stadium during his declaration to run for Presidency to show that he is ‘fit to run’.

Ayu said, “Yesterday, I told you we have the best. We don’t want aspirants who run around the stadium but cannot run a railway station. Our aspirants are people who can perform. Your Excellency, if it were in my powers, secretary and deputies can carry the presidency and give you to repair our economy and to sort out our security.

“What is very impressive about this presentation, is that you spoke only on issues, things that are bothering Nigerians, and what you can do the solve the problems of Nigeria. That is what the PDP stands for. Repeatedly I made it very clear to all aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, to stay on your message. Don’t attack your fellow aspirants. And I’m happy that message is sinking.

“Many of us have watched Governor Emmanuel Udom for a long time, many of you who travelled here today, it’s true as he has said, you fly Ibom Air. It is the only airline that leaves on time. So, if the delegates of the PDP offer the ticket to this aspirant we have here, I’m sure Nigerians will leave on time. But that is left to the delegates.

“Our job as National Working Committee is to prepare a level playing field for you to come and play your game. I want to assure you that we are committed to the most transparent and fair primaries in the history of the Peoples Democratic Party.”

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