I Won’t Go After My Opposition If Elected As President – Markafi


*Lauds President Buhari’s Fight Against Boko Haram

Former National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has disclosed that he’s determined at working closer with the opposition party if elected as President in 2019 election.

The former Kaduna State governor, who has indicated interest to contest for the 2019 Presidential Elections under the platform of the PDP, stated while interacting with journalists that he’s willing to create a friendly atmosphere with his opposition if elected as President.

Besides, he commended the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari in his fight against Boko Haram in the Northeast.

“Because I want to be the candidate of my party, it will not be an excuse to insult or do negative campaign against other candidates.

“It is a question of what do I have to offer that is better than what the other person has to offer. It should not affect personal relationship. At the end of the day, whoever gets it will have to work with others to succeed.

“If one of the other candidates gets the ticket, I will do what I can do to make sure he succeeds, just as I expect that if I get the nomination, others should be prepared to do what they can to make me succeed.

“If I am nominated and eventually get elected, my philosophy will not be to go after the opposition. It is to see how I will work with the opposition in any area for the good of all of us while maintaining our independent political opinion over any matter.

“That is how you can bring Nigerians together. And that is when people will not even have any need to cross carpet. If I get nominated and I find somebody in APC who can help me do what I want to do, I will look for you without demanding that you join the PDP.

“I will leave you to make that decision on your own. That is the kind of politics that I want to see happening in Nigeria. How do you assess this government’s fight against insecurity in the country?

“Yes, I have to give the government credit in the area of Boko Haram, not that it has come to an end, but they have recorded some successes, you can’t take that away from them.”

By Augustine Akhilomen


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