The Peoples Democratic Party had turned back two presidential aspirants who
were at its national headquarters in Abuja to pick their presidential nomination
forms on Tuesday.
The aspirants are Dr. Abdul-Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa and Prof. Akasoba Duke-Abiola.
First to arrive was Tafawa-Balewa, who hails from Bauchi State, and the son of
Nigeria’s First Republic Prime Minister, Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa. All the caucuses of the party, including the National Executive Council, had
endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole presidential candidate,
foreclosing the possibility of any aspirants angling for the party’s ticket.