A former governor of Kaduna State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has assured that he would stop the senseless killings and ensure restructuring of the country if elected.
Makarfi, who submitted the expression of interest and nomination forms at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja yesterday, said the continuous killings in the country showed that there was some level of collusion at different levels of operation.
“Nigeria needs to be restructured and PDP as a party has made it a policy. When I was chairman of the PDP, I addressed a world press conference to state our policy, and every party man and woman has not deviated from this policy principle. We believe Nigeria needs to be restructured in the interest of us all.
“Nigeria needs to be secure, there is too much blood-letting in this country today. We must restore sanity and stop the killings. It is not possible for these killings to be going on without one collusion or the other. The collusion can be from anywhere. If I happen to be nominated and elected, I have a history to have restored peace in Kaduna, that will also be replicated in the length and breadth of Nigeria. This is not theory, but practical because I have done it before,” he said.
Makarfi added that he would abide by the outcome of the PDP primaries and work for the party to reclaim power in 2019.
Other aspirants who returned their forms for submission were a former National Organizing Secretary of the party, Sen. Abdul Ningi who is in the Bauchi State governorship race and Sen. Patricia A. who is contesting the Nasarawa State governorship.