June 10, 2023
2023: Our presidential ticket open to all –PRP 2023: Our presidential ticket open to all –PRP

2023: Our presidential ticket open to all –PRP

By Abba Dukawa

The national chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Malam Bello Falalu has said that the presi­dential ticket of the party is open to all Ni­gerians ahead of the 2023 elections.

Malam Falalu said the party has not zoned its presidential ticket,

He added that it would not shut out any citizen of the nation from any part of the country from contesting for presidency on its platform.

Malam Falalu disclosed this in Abuja after a meeting of the National Working Committee, Board of Trustees and the stakeholders of the party.

The chairman stated: “Have we zoned the Presidency to any part of Nigeria? The answer is No!

“Anybody from anywhere in Nigeria is free to come and contest for the presiden­tial seat in PRP.

“Already, one of the aspirants is from Edo State. There is another retired mili­tary officer who says he’s from North- Central and wanted to contest and we said he’s welcome.

“What is important to us is who that person is.

He must be somebody who has integ­rity, whether male or female; not neces­sarily someone who is rich.

“The criterion for us is not to put up somebody as a presidential aspirant just because he is rich or he has godfathers or he has sponsors.

“We will develop a template for the se­lection of leadership in Nigeria and that template will cover presidency, governors and members of the National Assembly.”

Falalu also revealed that the party was in talks with the National Consulta­tion Front (NCFront) headed by Prof. Pat Utomi; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ghali Na’Abba and others.

It said it was also in talks with the Res­cue Nigeria Movement to form an alli­ance ahead of the 2023 elections.

He added: “One other thing that has featured prominently in the cause of this deliberation is the invitation extended to the party to merge and form alliances.

“We are in discussion with some groups; NCFront for example and Rescue Nigeria Mission.

“These are two movements that are created – aimed at challenging the misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC )in Nigeria.” He said quite a number of those parties believed that it was necessary to form a national government in 2023.

Falalu said: “We have a paper from Prof. Attaihiru Jega on mergers and alli­ances. It was discussed exhaustively and we have agreed on what we are going to do.”

He further revealed that PRP now has leadership in place in all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Ter­ritory (FCT), as well as in the 774 local government areas.

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