Benin — A presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, has advised his party to pick its presidential candidate from the North West geo- political zone to brighten its chances of winning the 2019 election.
Kwankwaso, who addressed PDP delegates in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday, ahead of the presidential primary fixed for September 2018, also said that the party can cash in on the population of the zone to emerge victorious in the election.
He said: "It is common knowledge, based on previous censuses, that Kano State is the most populous state and North West is the most populous region in the country.
"So, if it is true that our former party is fielding a candidate from the North West, it is also necessary for the PDP to consider fielding its candidate from the zone.
"I have no doubt in my mind that the South-South and South-East are very solid in PDP. I believe that with what we will do in the North with what will come out in the South West, PDP will be victorious in the 2019 presidential election."
Kwankwaso also appealed to party faithful to avoid mistakes that could ruin the party's chances in the forthcoming presidential election.
He therefore, advised them to queue behind the candidate that has the well withal to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
Kwakwaso, explained that with his wealth of experience as two time governor, Minister of Defence, and Senator, he was at a vantage position to lead the PDP and Nigeria, adding that in the last 26 years, he has contested election 15 times and only lost twice.
" Every one can contest to get the party ticket and getting it is one thing but the most important thing is winning the election. I am the most qualified for the ticket. I am in PDP to add value and I believe it is only Kwakwaso that can bring this to the table in all the states of the federation," he said.