The Bayelsa chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has refuted claims that it endorsed former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.
Abubakar was in Bayelsa yesterday as part of his consultations ahead of 2019 general elections.
Chairman of the state chapter of the PDP, Moses Cleopas, said Abubakar’s visit was not for endorsement of his aspiration as the party’s presidential candidate.
Cleopas stressed that the door of Bayelsa PDP was open to all aspirants seeking the party’s presidential ticket.
He disclosed that the party will receive all aspirants and accord each of them the respect, hospitality and the courtesy they deserve.
The statement reads, “The Bayelsa chapter of the PDP will receive all presidential aspirants under the platform of the party, the party will ensure that all the aspirants are given level playing ground.
“However, it is the position of the state chapter of the party that there will be no endorsement of any particular candidate before the convention.
“The position of the state will be decided collectively at the convention ground.”