The PDP has given condition under which it presidential candidate will debate with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja today, December 9, on the plan for the party’s convention which holds on Wednesday and Thursday this week.
The PDP convention holds at the Eagles Square, Abuja.
He said President Goodluck Jonathan would be ready to debate with any presidential candidate, but insisted that such debate must be based on issues.
He said, “We will be willing to debate. We want it, we ask for it because we want Nigerians to know who is best to lead this country.
“But let us elevate the conduct of this election. We will base it (the debate) on who is best for this country in terms of unity of this nation, who is best to stabilise our public policy, who is best to lead us to prosperity.
“On those three and other issues we will debate with whoever is the candidate of APC.”
He insisted that the party was convinced that the president would win the presidential election, adding that the duo of a former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar put together would not be able to win the election under the platform of the APC.
Metuh described the President as a good product, who he said possesses unquestionable character.
The spokesperson of the ruling party said, “We have a very good product to sell to Nigerians. GEJ will win the 2015 presidential poll based on his popularity.
“We are today sending notice to the opposition party, the APC, to expect a crushing defeat at the poll.
“In view of our confidence, preparedness and the popularity of our candidate, we declare and urge the APC to put forward its two frontline aspirants in one pot, namely: Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku as joint presidential candidates with their collective credentials and followership to face our president, Goodluck Jonathan.
“For us in the PDP, we are certain that with the grassroots support and love we enjoy from Nigerians across board, President Goodluck Jonathan will secure an emphatic victory against any presidential candidate of the APC or all the candidates put together as one.
“The PDP is rest assured that we have a very good product to sell to Nigerians. We are confident that President Jonathan, as our candidate, is primed to win the 2015 presidential election based on his popularity deriving from his forthrightness, humility and steadfastness to the Nigerian project coupled with his record of verifiable achievements.”