Ahead of the May 28 Presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye, a former Senator, on Saturday lashed out at the opposition party’s northern leaders for short-listing two aspirants as its ‘consensus’ candidates.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the PDP northern leaders on Friday shortlisted former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed in the interim.
In a communique signed by former Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, the Northern leaders said the choice Saraki, Bala Mohammedof Saraki and Bala Mohammed was arrived at based on certain criteria adopted in the assessment of the four aspirants who submitted themselves for the exercise.
However, Melaye who is advocating for the PDP to throw its presidential ticket open, faulted the party’s northern leaders’ decision, saying the PDP is “not a regional party”.
“Na wa oooooo. First time I am seeing 2 in 1 consensus, l mean double barrel consensus by non PDP so-called elders. PDP is a national party and not a regional party. Very soon dem go introduce Trinity consensus. Yeye dey smell,” Melaye wrote on his known social media handle.