The Peoples Democratic Party has said that it will not welcome those it described as professional presidential aspirants to its fold as it prepares for the 2019 general election.
Rather, it said those seeking the party’s presidential ticket for the 2019 general election must have contributed immensely to the party.
The party said it would stop those who are only interested in seeking positions and have been moving from one party to the other to realise their ambition.
Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin, who stated this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, said aspiring individuals for the party’s presidential ticket would be rated strictly on performance.
He insisted that the party would not open its doors to those he said could come and further destablise it.
Jibrin said, “We want people who are devoted to the principles and ideals of the PDP and who are ready to serve the masses, rather than those pursuing individual ambitions.
“Where you have self seeking individuals fighting to get the party’s ticket, it would not serve the interest of the PDP because even the electorate would be careful before voting for candidates elections.
“So nobody should destroy the party through personal ambitions, particularly in the contest for presidential ticket. We must see their contributions first.
“We don’t want those who personal ambition have taken to different political parties. They move from one party to the other because of their ambition. We don’t want professional aspirants.”