The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abdullahi Jalo has said that the party will break up if its 2019 presidential candidate is not a northerner.
Jalo made the comment on Monday, April 18, 2016, during a telephone interview with Daily Trust.
“The interest of Ali Modu Sheriff will not supersede the interest of the North. The North is interested in the presidency,” he said.
“The South-west should produce the national chairman and the North should produce the presidential candidate as earlier approved by NEC. I can assure you the party will break up if something else happens. Quote me,” he added.
Jalo also said that the ambition of the current national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to remain in office will not supersede the interest of the North to produce the presidential candidate.